A Quote by John Robbins on vegetarianism

Environmental Impacts

    * Number of acres of U.S. forest which have been cleared to create cropland to produce a meat-centered diet: 260 million
    * How often an acre of U.S. trees disappears: Every 5 seconds
    * At present rate of deforestation, number of years before not a single tree will remain standing in the United States: 50
    * Amount of trees spared per year by each individual who switches to a pure vegetarian diet: 1 acre
    * Driving force behind the destruction of the tropical rainforests: American meat habit
    * Amount of meat imported annually by U.S. from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama: 200 million pounds
    * Amount of meat eaten by average person in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama: Less than the average American housecat consumes
    * Current rate of species extinction due to destruction of tropical rainforests and related habitats: 1,000 species a year

John Robbins

Source: http://www.foodrevolution.org

Contributed by: ~Matthew