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Get the Facts:

1. Climate change is real and is scientifically supported by documentable evidence.

2. Animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) are a significant contributor to climate change. 

3. Between 1981 and 2001, human consumption of grains dropped by 7 percent in rural areas of China and 45 percent in urban areas. Meanwhile, meat and egg consumption increased by 85 percent and 278 percent respectively in rural areas and by 29 perfect and 113 percent in urban areas” (FAO Livestock’s Long Shadow 2006). 

3. Changing dietary patterns show rising trend in consumption of animal-based food products. 

4. Worldwide the number of overweight people (about 1 billion) has now surpassed the number of malnourished people (about 800 million).

5. According to the World Health Organization, there are 300 million obese adults and 115 million suffering from obesity-related conditions (heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers) in the developing world.

Further Reading:

  • Lappé, Anna.2010. Diet for a Hot Planet.USA: Bloomsbury.

  • FAO. Livestock's Long Shadow.  2006. 
  • IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change). 2007.

  • Meatless Mondays - Cut meat out of your diet once a day and reduce emissions by 20%
  • Slow Food NYC - Find out about resources, events, and opportunities throughout NYC regarding sustainable food
  • Clean Air, Cool Planet - CHEFS foodprinting tool
  • Eat Well Guide - Helps people find local, sustainable food around the United States
  • FoodPrint NYC -  Encourage your council member to sign the resolution so we can