The longer I've been vegan, the more research I've done, the more my eyes have been opened to the atrocities of the food industry. I'm not going to go into detail about how mistreated the animals are (look up what "cage-free" really means). There are plenty of documentaries and farms and slaughterhouses out there to check out if you really want to know.
Some fun facts for you, if we would just eat the food that we're feeding to the animals instead of filtering our nutrients through another's body, we would be able to feed everyone on the planet. Does anyone remember the trophic levels from 7th-grade biology? Only 10% of the energy in an organism makes it into the consumer (the rest is lost as thermal energy). If we eat the plants, we're getting that 10%, but if we eat the animals that ate the plants, we're only getting 1%.
Want to know more? I'll leave you with some awesome things to check out if you're still curious.
- Gary Yourofsky (speech on Youtube)
- Vegan Sources for Nutrients
- Vegucated (documentary)
- Cowspiracy Facts
- Forks Over Knives (documentary)
- What FAT Vegans Eat (Facebook group)
And that's what I have for you! I hope at the very least I got you thinking. What surprised you the most if anything? Is there anything I missed?