In this world of rapidly increasing human population, new directions in food development will become a necessity in our near future. The majority of this population have survived off simple indigenous diets that were predominantly vegetable and corn or rice based for thousands of years. The 21st century provides different circumstances in that globalism has meant cross-cultural exchanges in goods and services.
The Eating Culture in United States
Americans have educated their palates to enjoy ethnic foods from around the world while the rest of the world has begun to adopt our penchant for beef, and large amounts of animal flesh into their collective diet. This cultural exchange has brought about a wholesale destruction of virgin forests to accommodate this expensive livestock. It has brought with it massive pollution of our waterways, land and air. It is diminishing Earth’s vast carbon dioxide absorbing systems through deforestation. It has delivered humans poor health and astronomical health insurance.
The factory farming of animals for human consumption is devastating our water supplies. Their operations consume millions of gallons daily with a toxic runoff from manure nitrates that has created a human water supply so contaminated that increasingly more chemicals are needed to make it drinkable. Chicken and pig farms around the Chesapeke Bay in Maryland, USA were responsible for the massive lysteria bacteria fishkills in recent years caused by toxic runoff from those farms.
Reduce Food and Resources Wastage
With this expanding human population we cannot afford to waste valuable natural resources and farmland to grow crops to feed animals that feed us. It is an inefficient food chain, a wasteful diet paradigm. Beef cattle alone consume 5 times as much grain as could be fed to human beings with more than 75% of all farmland dedicated to growing crops to feed the beasts that feed us. It is a cycle of waste, ugliness, brutality, gore and disgust. To find out more about this serious problem, click on the links below.
We as individuals must take the necessary steps to change this destructive paradigm. Most of the good health you can expect to experience within your lifetime is under your own control. Eating a vegan diet, rich in organic super nutrients not only improves and maintains health, but the positive effect of these personal choices reverberate through our world in so many good ways. The world economy is powered by a simple force: that of supply and demand. If you demand better things, the force will supply them. You are being directed, on a daily basis, to want supplies that are currently in popular demand, by the companies that sell them. You can change the world! Just open your mind and do the right thing. Enjoy a life of health and happiness. Go Vegan!