Great Walk To Beijing

Mike Goldman

The meat industry is one of the most destructive forces on earth. It’s responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, whereas agriculture only makes up 9%. 

If we switched to a plant-based diet, there would be a decrease in the amount of animals slaughtered and crops being grown. This would mean that less land, water, and other resources would be used for agriculture.

Farmers who grow plants for food could use this land more efficiently and make more money from less land.

Financial Benefits for Grocery Stores 

Many grocery stores have huge discounts and sales on plant-based food items. For example, Costco and Whole Foods are just two retailers that offer great deals on meat and dairy replacements for vegans.

Financial Benefits for the Consumer 

Not many people are aware of it but there are numerous benefits of a plant-based diet like for instance: 

  • You will save money on groceries.
  • You will spend less on healthcare.
  • Less food waste means more savings, as you can buy in bulk and not worry about food going bad before you eat it all.