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An updated follow up version of the pathbreaking UN report - ' Livestock's Long shadow'. It presents an updated detailed examination of the environmental challenges caused by livestock production.

Research paper that examines the resource intensity of different protein choices. Key finding include how it takes 10 gm of vegetable protein to generate 1 gm of animal protein.

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.

Detailed report by the PEW Commision, on the extent of water pollution driven by the growth in livestock production.

One of the most detailed research reports examining the significant challenges to the Indian environment due to increased production and consumption of livestock products.

A report examining the land, water and pollution challenges related to the shift towards factory farming by the Indian livestock industry.

UN Water report on the concept of 'virtual water' and how food trade offers an answer to addressing water shortages.

A report by Union of Concerned Scientists examining the primary drivers of deforestation today.

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.

Study shows women who drink two or more glasses of milk per day at a 45% higher risk of developing hip fracture, than women consuming one glass of less per week.

Oxford study indicates that a high intake of protein and calcium from dairy products is linked to increased risks of prostrate cancer

Relative study between lacto-vegetarians and vegans, reports that consumption of dairy products raise the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) 3x more than the increase in good cholesterol (HDL) levels

International study indicates clear positive correlations between meat and diary consumption with breast, prostrate, ovarian and colon cancer

Higher red meat consumption related to significantly higher risks of developing stomach, colon, rectal, pancreatic, bladder and breast cancers

Study shows hypertension prevalance almost 5x higher in non-vegetarians compared to vegetarians.

Meat consumption leads to a 3 fold increase in ischemic heart disease risk amongst healthy individuals

The total direct medical costs attributable to meat consumption (1992) are estimated at $28.6 - 61.4 bn

Phytochemical effects in fruits & vegetables are responsible for potent antioxidant and anticancer activities. The same is best acquired via whole food consumption, and not dietary supplements.

Prevent and reverse heart disease by following a plant-based diet

Study shows that a vegetarian diet is as effective as lovastatin in combating cholesterol

'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'

Study shows that a vegan diet leads to significantly better diabeties & cardiovascular risk control, than diet following American Diabetes Association Guidelines

UN FAO report examining how supply and demand of animal food sources is likely to change by 2030.

UN FAO report that examines the current state of the world's water and land resources and the challenges this poses to increasing agricultural food production in the future.

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.

Research paper examining the potential of diet choices to reduce the environmental impact of our food consumption.

Information booklet released by the Environment Working Group, on the extent of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the consumption of animal products.

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.

PEW Commision report examining the significant pollution and animal welfare issues related to the spread of factory farming.

UN FAO report on the state of food insecurity in the world, which reports that1 in 8 people are chronically undernourished.

Research paper than examines how dairy farming is the most economically inefficient use of water in water deficient regions.

An intercooperation report examining the environmental destruction caused by the growth of the Indian livestock industry.

A report examining the social, health and enviromental impacts of the rapid growth of poultry farming in India.

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.

World Bank report on how the rapid growth in livestock has an adverse impact for climate change, water and land resources

Study shows people in the highest quartile of protein consumption at a 90% higher risk of developing colon cancer, than the lowest quartile

Study shows that hamburger and hot dog consumption by mothers during pregnancy and by children, associated with higher risks of cancers and brain tumors

Planned vegetarian diets meet all the protein and nutrient requirement of professional athletes

John Hopkins study indicates high protein intake (especially animal proteins) associated with higher risks of bone fractures

Dangers of excess protein include hyperaminoacidemia, hyperaccmoneimia, hyperinsulinemia, nausea and diarrhoea

Study indicates that excess calcium intake associated with increased leeching of calcium from the bones, due to increased levels of renal acid and sulphates.

Oxford study shows that non-meat eaters (especially vegans) have a lower prevalence of hypertension than non-vegetarians

Vegans have significantly lower levels of cholesterol than lacto-vegetarians

Study indicates long-term non-vegetarians have a 74% higher chance of developing diabetes than long-term vegetarians

International comparisons of mortality rates for cancer of the breast, ovary, prostate, and colon, and per capita food consumption

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