at the University of California-Davis in the USA conducted a study to
discover why tropospheric, or ground ozone levels are as high in
California’s rural central valley region as they are in densely
To find this source of ozone, which is
normally associated with vehicles and industry as the world’s third-most
prevalent greenhouse gas, the researchers in this rural area analyzed
emissions from seven different types of livestock feed. They concluded
that not only is fermented animal feed generating the harmful ozone
gases, it is doing so at regional levels higher than those emitted by
With related research finding that tropospheric ozone
levels are increased in the presence of methane, whose single largest
human source is livestock, scientists have noted that reducing meat
consumption would decrease these detrimental ozone levels, while
naturally removing fermented feed as a source as well.
appreciation, University of California-Davis scientists, for helping
further clarify the key role of the livestock industry in global
warming. May such findings awaken many to the eco-importance of
adopting the humane and conscientious plant-based diet.
an interview published in the July 12, 2009 edition of the Irish Sunday
Independent, Supreme Master Ching Hai, as on several previous occasions,
spoke of the meat industry’s grave tolls while offering the quickest,
most effective a solution to global warming.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Reducing
these more potent and shorter lifespan gases, like methane, for
example, will bring a faster cooling than CO2 reduction. Besides, these
will also in turn reduce CO2 as well, as a consequence. http://www.grainpro.com/pdf/PU2043PV0709%20-%20Fermented%20Corn%20for%20Animal%20Food.pdfhttp://www.atmos.washington.edu/~sgw/PAPERS/2008_Quinn.pdfhttp://www.physorg.com/news191076164.html http://www.physorg.com/news191076164.html http://methanetomarkets.org/documents/events_steer_20090127_plenary_pomerance.pdf
Livestock is the single largest emitter of methane. Moreover, because
of methane’s faster disappearance from the atmosphere, if we stop eating
meat the planet will be able to cool immediately – almost, yes.
Livestock raising and animal breeding also cause many other damages to
Livestock, by far, is the single largest
human-related occupier of land, the main driver of deforestation, the
biggest water polluter, and top culprit of biodiversity loss. And that’s
just to name a few of the damages caused by livestock.
pollutant is yet another damaging byproduct of the meat industry again.
We will destroy the world if we do not stop eating and producing meat
and other animal products.
So, the organic vegan diet is the fastest, easiest, and most effective solution for a life-sustaining planet.