Veteran – Why go VEG? The Hunger argument (John Robbins)

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?


Source: WFM 1-10

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