Saturday 22nd / Dawn Moncrief: Plant-Based Approaches to Reduce Global Hunger and Climate Change
Dawn Moncrief will discuss the connection of a vegan diet to reducing global hunger, with a component of climate change. Her talk will address the problem of using animals for food from a global hunger perspective, with a focus on inefficiencies, food prices, deforestation & climate change.
“If we are concerned about the impact of food waste or biofuels, then we should also be concerned about the massive amount of crops diverted from poor communities for livestock feed. All sources of crop demand pull from the global food supply.
Climate disruptions also disproportionately harm people who are poor and hungry. Plant-based diets create fewer greenhouse gases and cause less deforestation than animal-inclusive diets, so choosing plant-based foods is another way that (U.S.) consumers can reduce global warming and increase global food security.”