The first extensive examination by the United Nations into the very significant environmental challenges caused by the livestock sector. The most quoted report when it comes to environemntal problems related to livestock.
World watch reports that examines how the share of carbon emissions by the livestock sector may have been significantly underestimated by the UN, by not taking into account the opportunity cost lost due to loss of photosynthesis in land's used by livestock.
Well balanced vegetarian diet more than adequate(in considerable excess) for protein & indispensable amino acids (in excess of adult needs). There is little need to be concerned with the nutritional value of plant proteins in humans.
'Modification of dietary habits to include daily intake of plant-based food containing anticancer and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals thus represents a promising approach to preventing the development of cancer'
UNEP report that examines the inefficient usage of grains due to livestock production. It estimates that by 2050, the loss of calories by feeding the cereals to animals instead of using the cereals directly as human food represents the annual calorie need for more than 3.5 billion people.
A research paper that examines how the wide scale adoption of a plant based diet could solve some of our most serious environmental problems (including climate change and water scarcity) and global hunger challenges.
A research paper evaluating the resource intensity of different diets, and how a veg/vegan diet can play an important role in preserving environmental reources and in reducing hunger and malnutrition in poorer countries.
Detailed report examining the impact of livestock farming on climate change, land & water resources, global hunger and how diet changes offers a solution to some of our most pressing enviromental concerns.