- 172,000 fewer annual human deaths from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
- 26 billion fewer land and marine animals killed each year.
- A 3.4 trillion-pound annual reduction in the emission of carbon dioxide equivalents.
- 440 billion pounds less hazardous waste generated yearly.
- 708,000 square miles of US land no longer devoted to raising livestock or feed crops.
- $26 billion in annual saving to Medicare and Medicaid programs.
- Annual decline of $184 billion in animal foods’ external costs imposed on Americans.
This is just one environmental crisis of many symptomatic of our reckless consumer- and technologically-driven society.