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The world faces numerous challenges in terms of food security, environmental pollution and climate change. One possible solution that has received increasing attention in recent decades is to shift to a plant-based diet. Veganism can now play an important role in feeding our growing global population in a sustainable way. This blog discusses how the world can be fed with exclusively vegan food and the benefits it brings.
Sustainability as a driving force
One of the most compelling arguments for a vegan world is the sustainability of this diet. The production of animal products requires large amounts of land, water and energy, and by switching to an all-vegetable diet, these amounts can be significantly reduced. Livestock production also takes up large tracts of land for both animal production and crops for animal feed. A plant-based diet requires less agricultural land, which can be reallocated for conservation and reforestation, among other things.
The production of meat and dairy products consumes a lot of water. By switching to plant-based diets, we can save significant amounts of water, which is especially crucial in regions where water shortages are a major problem. Producing plant-based food also requires significantly less energy than producing animal products, from growing crops to processing and distribution (Scarborough et al., 2023).
Food security and veganism
A vegan world offers significant food security benefits. Plant crops can be used directly for human consumption, allowing us to feed more people with the same amount of arable land.
In addition, a plant-based diet is more accessible to people around the world, regardless of economic status or geographic location. It eliminates the need for large-scale livestock farms that are often only feasible for developed countries (Aleksandrowicz et al., 2016).
Health and Wellness.
A vegan lifestyle can also lead to a healthier and happier population. Numerous studies have shown that a vegan diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers (Dixon et al., 2023). A healthier diet can lead to a longer and more active life, enabling people to contribute to society and enjoy a better quality of life.
A world fed exclusively on vegan food is no longer a utopia, but rather an achievable and realistic goal. Switching to a plant-based diet has the potential to reverse the negative effects of current food production. It is not only a choice for our health, but also for the health of our planet and future generations. Together we can work toward a world free of animal suffering and respect for our precious ecosystems. The path to a vegan world starts with all of us, with conscious choices and being open to change.
Jake and his contribution to a plant-based world
Jake’s mission is to make available healthy and easy meals with as little environmental impact as possible. Offering a healthy alternative is the best way to help people get into a new and better habit. Jake offers complete and vegan foods that are easy to prepare. We believe those features can mean a world of difference in the future of nutrition. Did you know that you already save 11,000 gallons of water for every 20 Jake meals compared to alternative meals? In addition, you save an average of 6.5 kilograms of plastic per year compared to an average of 24 kilograms of waste from alternative meals.
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Scarborough, P., Clark, M., Cobiac, L. J., Papier, K., Knüppel, A., Lynch, J., Harrington, R., Key, T. J., & Springmann, M. (2023). Vegans, vegetarians, fish-eaters and meat-eaters in the UK show discrepant environmental impacts. Nature Food, 4(7), 565–574. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-023-00795-w
Dixon, K. A., Michelsen, M. K., & Carpenter, C. L. (2023). Modern Diets and the Health of our Planet: An investigation into the environmental impacts of food choices. Nutrients, 15(3), 692. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15030692
Aleksandrowicz, L., Green, R., Joy, E. J. M., Smith, P., & Haines, A. (2016). The impacts of dietary change on greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and health: a systematic review. PLOS ONE, 11(11), e0165797. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165797