A Quote by John Robbins on vegetarianism

Natural Resources

    * Principal historic cause of demise of great civilizations: Topsoil depletion
    * Percentage of U.S. cropland lost each year to soil erosion: 4 million acres (size of Connecticut)
    * Percentage of U.S. topsoil loss directly associated with livestock raising: 85
    * Length of time world's petroleum reserves would last if all human beings ate meat-centered diet: 13 years
    * Length of time world's petroleum reserves would last if all human beings ate vegetarian diet: 260 years
    * Principal reason for U.S. military intervention in Persian Gulf: Dependence on foreign oil
    * Barrels of oil U.S. would have to import to meet present demand if 10% of population became fully vegetarian: None

John Robbins

Source: http://www.foodrevolution.org

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