Save Environment by becoming vegetarian.As per one report as on 31st December, 2018, there is 600% increase in vegetarians in the world and 350% increase in vegetarians in England. There are few reasons why people are becoming vegetarian.
First reason is that compare to non-vegetarian, a vegetarian consumes less fat and therefore problem of heavy weight and fatness is more in non-vegetarians than vegetarians.
Second reason is that medical science has proved that 50 grams of meat if consumed everyday increases chances of lung cancer by 18%.
Third reason is green house effect and global warming. People who consume non-veg requires more land and water than people consuming veg. People eating beef are consuming 160 times more land and water and gas than vegetarians. Today, around 85 crores of people are sleeping hungrily and on the other hand, for non-vegetarians, the grains like corn wheat ,of the enough quantity to feed around 80 crores of people for 365 days, is being feed to cows and chickens and goats which is 70% of total production of oats. Even, as per the estimation of American Ecologist David Pimentel, if these amount of grains are exported, it can earn turnover of 80 billion dollars every year.
The one more important thing is consumption of water to avail non-veg food and veg food.
To avail daily non-veg food, it consumes 15,800 litre of water.
When on the one side, world is facing serious water crisis, here let's understand how becoming vegetarian can help us save water and environment by understanding volume of consumption of water as follow:
For 1 kg. potatoes: 500 litre of water,
1 kg wheat: 900 litre water,
1 kg rice: 1912 litre water,
1 kg Soyabean: 2000 litre water,
1 kg chicken: 3500 litre water,
1 kg beef: 1,00,000 litre water.
We can understand that by becoming vegetarian, we may save huge amount of water and land. It can also help feed more people with same quantity of water and land.
If we put simple calculation, if we may need 1 acre of land to feed vegetarian, we may need 19.5 acres of land to feed a non-vegetarian.
Please note one thing that 40% of total grain produced is used for feeding cow, goats, chicken etc. to avail non-veg food but if non-vegetarians become vegetarian, the same amount of grain can be diverted to feed hungry people.