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Large amount of fertilizers, fuel, food and water are used bring up animals.
- Large amounts of toxic manure is released which contaminates water and ground. Beside manure, large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane are released into the atmosphere as well, which is more than 35 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2 over a 100-year timeframe, and over 20 years, it’s 84 times more potent.
Different foods harm the climate differently. In the chart below, you can see what foods have greater toll on climate. The graphic was created by Environmental Working Group under their Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change+Health, and you can find the report here.