Do you think vegan diets are most helpful for the Earth?
It’s for a school project
- 8 months ago
Yes, meat production is causing deforestation which affects the environment,
- Anonymous8 months ago
- WendigoLv 78 months ago
"Do you think vegan diets are most helpful for the Earth?"
From a scientific standpoint the answer is no, and no diet of any type, that will sustain life as we know it for our species will change that fact. When one looks at the whole of the planet, and its history, one will see our planet has been through various periods of climatic changes, and the fact that our planet does NOT have a static climate, as some either believes or would have us believe. Currently we're in what's known as an inter-glacial period. Our planet has at least once by geological records had one period of where it was fully covered with ice. However there's some geological evidence, that it may have happened at least one other time. Which the evidence for our planet being covered completely with glaciers, is gaining ground in the geological paleontology field of science.There are a lot of factors involved though that has contributed to climatic change, that predates the existence of the earliest progenitors of modern man.
However the greenhouses gases man makes, are dwarfed by those created by the decay of both plant and animal matter. There's the axial rotational wobble, the effect of our satellite's weak but till affecting gravitational tug, our planet's own magnetic field, our orbital path around the sun, and even the effects of the other bodies within our solar system. Then there's the seismic and volcanic activity that also affects things, where the planet's climate is concerned. Now those going on about how it's all the fault of man, has either NOT done their due diligence, and/or didn't pay attention in their earth science classes.
The number one source isn't from what man has done. It is in fact a result of nature. The number source of the greenhouse gases, comes from oceanic sources, which is from both decaying plant and animal matter, or from biological sources if one wants a cover it all for the two. The number two source is land based decaying of biological matter. However volcanic activity could be the second cause for climatic change, but may only actually take the third spot. However that would be directly in line with the erupting of two or more of what are known as super volcanoes.The most helpful though would be in lowering our overall population, as far as what mankind can do. Simply trading one diet for another, will only end up presenting its own issues.
The answers are in first learning to maintain a stable population as a species. The second is and perhaps of equal importance learning how to utilize more efficiently our land and water resources. Third is developing better, more efficient, and cleaner sources of energy. which would have to at minimum have a neutral effect on the environment. Even if we did all of that, and could set our planet back to where it was say five thousand years ago, and were to be able to have a neutral impact, the icecaps would still invariably melt, and in due time with about an at best, fifty one hundred years, our planet would be right back to where it is now, from a more scientific perspective.As far as the vegan diet, or more accurately the strict vegetarian diet, it didn't become fully viable, until about 1957, or sixty two years ago. This is due in fact to the advent of science, and when vitamin B12 becoming more well known as an essential micronutrient, and became available commercially to the general public. Otherwise without that specific nutrient, which there's no known land based plant food, that can supply it in a reliable way.
Now in the end while some would have us believe it's all simple, as well as cut and dried, in actual reality it's not. In fact it's much more complex than it may appear one the face of things. Now while the one response to do your own homework is a valid point, if this is for school, then there's no reasonable way, that you could learn just the mere fraction of what's in my response, is a reasonably short enough time. It would take a lot hours of digging, and then reading through everything to even get what's taken me many years to acquire.Now in closing (hopefully), doesn't even begin to start to put a scratch on the surface. In my opinion while my response is short, it's also not all that adequate either. But it MAY give you a starting base on which to build. As for a paper for school, I'd not consider my response to be adequate, as it would easily be not less than ten times as long as it is, and even then it might not be enough to suit me.
- Anonymous8 months ago
No, of course not, how would that work?
A vegan diet simply involves omitting certain things that are freely available and that everyone else consumes. The “everyone else” is more than 95% of the population!
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- Jeff HLv 78 months ago
While there is evidence to suggest that a vegan diet is healthier than most others this is based on the assumption that everyone on it takes the correct supplements to make it so. Since the vegan diet is lacking in several nutrients required by humans for a healthy life supplementing these is a must. A vegan cannot "live off of the land". In addition based on the available agricultural land base the vegan diet would not adequately feed the current population of the Earth without significant conversion of land into agricultural land and the corresponding environmental and ecological damage.
Just to add a couple of comments in clarification, the study I saw indicated that the vegetarian diet containing both dairy and eggs is the most capable of sustaining the population of Earth followed by a vegetarian diet having only one of the two mentioned above. In 3rd and 4th place were fully omnivorous diets with, respectively 20 and 40% animal products. The fully vegan diet came in 5th but with significantly less ability to support the Earth's population than the first 4 diets. The study separated the vegetarian and vegan style diets and looked only at the land's capability to provide food for the Earth's population based on current agricultural land in production.
- CliveLv 78 months ago
Do your own homework.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Nope, zero population growth is the only thing that would be helpful for the earth....actually negative population growth would be the BEST.
- IcedCoffee44Lv 78 months ago
no i do NOT............
- mermaidLv 78 months ago
Yes, meat production is causing deforestation which affects the environment, destroys natural wildlife habitat and effects the oxgen supplies because trees provide us with the air that we breath. To produce meat it takes vast amount of water, food, agricultural land, antibiotics and causes pollution in the rivers and oceans.
- 8 months ago
No, the earth needs plants too