Many people don’t realize the tremendous impact that agriculture and the production of food have on the environment. Eating less meat and using plant-based alternatives could help reduce the number of livestock required to feed people throughout the world. Farmland used for livestock requires much more land than crops grown for human consumption. Pastures and farms that grow animal feed account for more than three quarters of all agricultural land, even though they produce less than 20% of the total calories consumed by people.
For more on this and what you can do with your shopping choices to lower your impact, check out the infographic below.