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    • Why go VEG? The Hunger argument (John Robbins)

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    •  1/10/2011 10:51:49 PM
    • Have you ever had an "argument" or "discussion" with a friend or loved one when discussing the question:  WHY GO VEG?


      While attending the Vegsource Expo this past year- I gained these cool facts inregards to the "HUNGER argument". 

      Check out the information below given by John Robbins:


      • Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year: 20 million
      • Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 100 million
      • Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by people: 20
      • Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 80
      • Percentage of oats grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 95
      • Percentage of protein wasted by cycling grain through livestock: 90
      • How frequently a child dies as a result of malnutrition: every 2.3 seconds
      • Pounds of potatoes that can be grown on an acre: 40,000
      • Pounds of beef produced on an acre: 250
      • Percentage of U.S. farmland devoted to beef production: 56
      • Pounds of grain and soybeans needed to produce a pound of edible flesh from feedlot beef: 16


      So know you have some cool facts next time someone asks you...what good can "GOING VEG" do?



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