Animal agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss. Factory farming operations present additional public health risks to nearby communities as viral diseases can spread from sick livestock to humans and the increased use of antibiotics in animals raised for food is rapidly causing antibiotic resistance in the human population.
As a result, expert groups like the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that meat and dairy consumption must be drastically reduced in order to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change on our planet and our health.
Support + Feed’s mission is to counter the major culprits of environmental destruction by providing nutritious, planet-friendly plant-based food.
Plant-based diets that feature vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds have long been known to promote health. Most of the leading causes of death in the U.S. are preventable and related to what we eat.
A plant-based diet can help to decrease the risk of developing many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune conditions, and even some forms of dementia.
Plant-based diets can also help you to maintain a healthy weight and live longer. The evidence is strong and consistent that there are many benefits to eating more plant foods, from improved health outcomes to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced pain and suffering for animals.
Many experts also contend that diets that favor plants over animal-based foods could help address global issues such as world hunger and future pandemics