A report by British think tank Chatham House has found that plant-based diets are the best way to protect biodiversity. Titled Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss, the report says agriculture is a threat to most species currently at risk of extinction.
According to a new study published by ScienceDaily, eating a vegan diet could be much more environmentally friendly than consuming local products. With regards to eating habits in the European Union, meat and dairy products are responsible for the “lion’s share” of greenhouse gas emissions, the report says.
Beyond Meat has recently published a Life Cycle Assessment report comparing the environmental impact of the vegan Beyond Burger with its beef counterpart. A team of researchers from the Center for Sustainable Resources at the University of Michigan found that the Beyond Burger has a significantly lower environmental impact than a traditional beef burger.