We support the One Percent for Health Foundation which has researched recent data and scientific findings with these extraordinary consequences.

We are forcing our world out of balance and continuing the decline of our Earth’s Ecosystem:

•   450 BILLION meals are consumed every month on our globe
•   4.3 billion four footed livestock currently live on the planet
•   1.4 billion tons of animal-poop generated annually and not treated (think ‘down stream’)
•    600 Million Tons of waste is created annually on factory farms in the US from livestock
•   950 Million Pigs live on the planet ( as compared to 120,000  Bald Eagles, etc…)
•   17.8 billion food birds (chicken) currently on the planet give or take one or two
•    Global meat production has increased 5 times since the 1950’s
•    Today, we will lose 116 square miles of rain forest. (86,000 acres)
•    Today, we will lose another 72 square miles to encroaching deserts
•    Today, we will lose up to 100 species
•    Today we will add 2,700 tons of chlorofluorocarbons
•    Today we will add 15 million tons of carbon to the atmosphere
•    #1 Leading cause of Global Climate Change; Farming of Cattle,Pigs, Chickens (methane,           untreated waste, deforestation)
•    5 million acres of rainforest are felled every year in South and Central America alone to create cattle pasture. (Mostly for the good old hamburger) Trillions of them!

•    Best source of nutrition to Humans… is not farm animals
•    70% of US grain production is fed to livestock; an outdated philosophy, inefficient and outlandish waste of food that could easily feed our world's people.
•    80% of worlds soybeans are used for animal feed; could be consumed directly by People
•    Livestock grazing harms approximately 20% of endangered species in the US
•    Animal agriculture is an enormous contributor to water pollution
•   Livestock are responsible for 28% of worldwide methane emissions
•   USA Mega-farm animals produce 130 x more waste than the entire U.S. Human population
•    Putting plant matter through a cow results in the following losses: 90% Protein, 99% of the Carbohydrates, and 100% of the Fiber.  
      (An incredibly inefficient way to get nutrition)
•   US/Canada (with 5% of the world's population) use 33% of the Earth's natural resources
•   Livestock cover 1/3 of the entire planet’s lands and uses 2/3 of the agricultural land 
•  It takes 28 calories of fossil fuel energy to produce 1 calorie of animal protein and about    10% of that to produce 1 calorie of vegetable protein

Without all the US Government Subsidies most of this would not exist. A new farm bill now in debate- meat and dairy farming receives most of the government support (78%) with veggies and fruits combined receiving less than 1%.  Did you say Lobbyists!? We need to change our ways. Change our World.