It’s a BIG question! Don’t worry, friends. I’ve got some answers.
My interest in the plant-based movement started when I took Geography and Environmental Science classes in school where I learned about the effects of animal agriculture on the planet. Here’s a giveaway: it’s not pretty.
My baby spark of curiosity and knowledge gradually grew as I watched and learned from valuable documentaries (including, but not limited to Food, Inc., Cowspiracy, and Forks over Knives) and independent research on the ever-so-handy internet. January 1st of 2017 I went vegan— cold turkey (no pun intended 😉 ).
As you can tell, SUSTAINABILITY was my reason for taking the vegan plunge, but there’s a ton of HEALTH reasons and ANIMAL RIGHTS related issues that I’ve learned and have come to 100% clearly see along the way.
On this page I’ve organized my favorite, science-based and reputable sources to back up the claims behind plant-powered diets, and I hope you’ll consider adding extra veggies to your plate!
As a disclaimer: I am most definitely bias towards sustainability, conservation, and overall healthy/mindful living in general. There are most definitely different studies funded by organizations with different values than my own that publish different information than what I’ve found. (I recommend fact-checking for reputability of the info you come across/doing research of your own if things smell fishy!)