More: 6 Percent of Americans Now Identify as Vegan – Why This Is a Huge Deal for the Planet (27. June 2017)More and more studies are showing that industrial animal agriculture is one of the largest drivers for some pretty serious environmental issues today. Saying nothing about the cruelties of the industry and the disastrous effects these food items can wreak on our personal health, consuming meat in the quantities that we do is impacting the environment on a global scale.
But there is good news. People are waking up to the disastrous effects of the animal agricultural industry. For the past few decades, meat consumption in the U.S. has seen a steady decline. According to recent studies, 30 percent of Americans are not only leaving meat off their plates but also seeking out plant-based meat alternatives.