A Quote by John Robbins on vegetarianism

Hunger

    * Human population of United States: 270 million
    * Human beings who could be fed the grain and soybeans eaten by U.S. livestock: 1.3 billion
    * Percentage of food grown in United States eaten by human beings: 20
    * Percentage of food grown in United States eaten by livestock: 80
    * Percentage of U.S. agricultural land used to produce beef alone: 56
    * Pounds of grain and soybeans needed to produce 1 pound of feedlot beef: 16
    * Pounds of protein fed to chickens to produce 1 pound of protein as chicken flesh: 5 pounds
    * Pounds of protein fed to hogs to produce 1 pound of protein as hog flesh: 7.5 pounds
    * How frequently a child dies of starvation: Every 2 seconds
    * Number of children who starve to death every day: 40,000
    * Number of people who will starve to death this year: 60 million
    * Number of pure vegetarians who can be fed on the amount of land needed to feed 1 person consuming meat-based diet: 20
    * Number of people who could be adequately fed by the grain saved if Americans reduced their intake of meat by only 10%: 60 million

John Robbins

Source: http://www.foodrevolution.org

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