The Cow Takeover: Change Your Diet, Change Our Planet

There are 1.4 billion cows farmed in the world. Authorities on raising cattle recommend a minimum pasture area of two acres each cow. Doing some quick, rough math and including the very unrealistic assumption that all cows are raised in the correct way, cows would take up 2.8 billion acres of Earth’s land surface. That is an area equal to 16.7 times the state of Texas.

And that is only cows. There are 19 billion chickens, 2 billion sheep, 2 billion goats, and 1 billion pigs being farmed. I won’t waste time calculating the area because I think you see the picture and understand the point:

Livestock animals require a whole lot of space and resources.

An actual statistic, calculated by a professional other than myself, is that there are 70 billion land animals being raised for consumption that occupy 45% of the land on our planet.

There are three approaches available in this situation and each requires tradeoffs:

Option 1: Continue using copious amounts of land and resources on livestock. The amount of land needed will only increase because of a growing population of humans needing to be fed. There is only so much land and so many resources to go around making this trend unsustainable.

Option 2: Cram more animals into each farmland. Livestock animals already endure terrible treatment and tight quarters. But I guess we can pack them in tighter and piss PETA off even more.

Option 3: Eat less meat!

It really shouldn’t be that difficult of a choice. And we’ve got something that will make it easier for those concerned with reducing their primary protein source. Our plant-based PrimaLife V-Body Protein Supplement provides your body with the protein it needs while leaving behind the livestock raising the planet needs to avoid.  

In addition to sparing scarce natural land and resources such as water, cutting down on livestock helps avoid the environmental damages from the practice:

 

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Cattle are ruminants and release methane, a potent Greenhouse Gas.

Runoff from the land, contaminating local water supplies.

Emissions from manufacturing plants involved in meat production.

I love a big, juicy steak as much as you do. But I’d prefer cutting down my meat consumption to living in a hell-fire, post-apocalyptic world as a result of climate change. And while that might be a wild exaggeration and may not happen during my lifetime, for me, steak will be a rarity. Instead, the environmentally sound PrimaLife V-Body Protein Supplement will be a regular and preferred source of vegan protein.