We are currently struggling to provide food for all living things, with that interdependence actually causing imbalance in food chain. And now with the ever increasing human population, we more than ever need to be considerate on what kind of food choices we make.
Loss of wild areas to agriculture is the leading cause of the current mass Extinction of wildlife. The new research shows that without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75%.
Our current practices of producing, consuming and wasting food is unsustainable from a planetary perspective. One of the most important thing we can do is being conscious of what we eat and how it impacts the environment. It is important to know that the lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing. The answer is not for everyone to turn vegan but for everyone to be conscious and slowly but steadily make a lifestyle change to choose more sustainable food.