When you opt for a vegan meal, you will be helping the planet:
- As part of a balanced diet, plant-based foods are a sustainable option in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food production.
- The need for land for animal feed and pasture to meet the consumption of animal products leads to deforestation, global warming and species extinction.
- Reduction in eutrophication, where nutrients from fertilizers run into lakes and rivers, thus decreasing damage to the ecosystems and protecting biodiversity.
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, Kalimpong
“Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.”
Dr. Jane Goodall, Singapore
“We truly have harmed the world, but I still think there’s a window of time for us to try and turn things around. It can never get back to the way it was…but we have to try.”
Sir David Attenborough, Singapore
In 2017, Sir David revealed that he had stopped eating meat, and last year reportedly said: “I haven’t been a doctrinaire vegetarian or vegan, but I no longer have the same appetite for meat. Why? I’m not sure. I think subconsciously maybe it’s because of the state of the planet.”