The Science is in. Experts agree. We cannot tackle climate change and environmental degradation without reducing the impact of animal agriculture.
Plant Power Task Force is leading a movement to raise awareness of how the food we eat impacts the planet so that we can make better choices in what we grow, what we buy, and what we put on our plates.
As it turns out, animal agriculture has the most damning impact on climate change and the environment compared to other foods bar none. It’s the second largest contributor of greenhouse gases, more than all of the world’s transport combined. And it’s the leading cause of deforestation, dead zones in the ocean, and extinction.
Yet this is something we can change. Together, we can migrate towards a more plant-based diet and a world filled with abundant food, thriving ecosystems, and people nourished by delicious plant-based diets.
The length of time it has taken to destroy 17% of the Amazon rainforest due to livestock production.
Beef uses 20 times more land and generates 20 times more greenhouse gas emissions than beans (per gram of protein).
The amount of Amazon deforested land caused by the expansion of cattle.
If the world's cattle formed a nation, it would be the 3rd largest greenhouse gas emitter after China and the U.S.
The number of animals raised for human consumption annually.
The amount of global agricultural freshwater used for livestock production.
The extinction of plants and animals to date that's attributed to animal agriculture.
Number of dead zones in the ocean, of which animal agriculture is a leading contributor.
The Plant Power Task Force is working towards plant-based food solutions for climate change.