How to win an argument with a meat eater
The Hunger Argument
Amount of Total US Grain producation consumed by livestock:
70%

How frequently a child on Earth dies as a result of malnutrition and starvation:
Every 2.3 seconds

Amount of US grain exports consumed by livestock:
60%

Number of children who die as a result of malnutrition and starvation evey day:
38,000

Amount of world grain harvest consumed by livestock during the eightees:
Half

Number of people who will die as a result of malnutrition and starvation this year:
20,000,00

Number of people who could be fed by using the land, water, and energy that could be freed up from growing livestock feed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%:
100,000,000

The Natural Resources Argument
By 1977, the amount of all raw materials (base products of farming, forestry, and mining, including fossil fuels) consumed by the US devoted to the production of livestock:
One third

Calories of fossil fuel expended to produce one calorie of protein from beef:
78

Calories of fossil fuel expended to produce one calorie of protein from soybeans:
2

Activity that accounts for more that half of all water consumed for all purposes in the United States:
Livestock production

Amount of US cropland producing livestock feed:
64%

Amount of US cropland producing fruits and vegetables:
2%

Pounds of edible product that can be producted on an acre of prime land:
Cherries 5,000
Green Beans 10,000
Apples 20,000
Carrots 30,000
Potatoes 40,000
Tomatoes 5,000
Celery 60,000
Beef 200

The Health Argument
Amount of all diseases in the US that are diet related:
68%

Diseases that can be commonly prevented, consistantly improved and sometimes cured by observing a low-fat diet free from animal products:
Arthritis
Asthma
Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer
Constipation
Diabetes
Diverticulosis
Gallstones
Heart Disease
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Impotence
Kidney Disease
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Peptic Ulcers
Prostate Cancer
Salmonellosis
Stroke
Trichinosis

The Cholesterol Argument
Amount spent annually in the US to treat cardivascular disease:
$135 Billion

Most common cause of death in the US:
Heart disease

Risk of death from heart attack for the average American man:
50%

Risk of death from heart attack for the average American man who consumes no meat, dairyl products, or eggs:
4%

Dietary cholesterol intake needed to support human health:
None – the body makes its own

Leading sources of saturated fat and cholesterol in American diets:
Meat, poultry, and dairy products

Cholesterol found in all grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds:
None

The Cancer Argument
Amount of all acncers in the US that are diet related:
40%

Increased risk of breast cancer for women who east butter and cheese 2-4 times a week compared to once:
3.2 times higher

Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat meat daily compared to less that once a week:
3.8 times higher

Increased risk of fatal prostate cancer for men who consume meats, dairy products and eggs daily as compared to sparingly:
3.6 times higher

Increased risk of fatal ovarial cancer for women who eat eggs 3 or more days a weeks comapred to less that once a week:
3 times higer

The Protein Argument
Recomendations of the amount of caily calories to be provided by protein according to the:
World Health Organization of the United Nations: 4%
Food and Nutrition Baord of the USDA: 6%
National Research Council: 8%

Percent of calories as protein in:
Broccoli: 47%
Lettuce: 34%
Zucchini: 28%
Tomatoes: 18%
Wheat: 17%
Potatoes: 11%
Brown Rice: 8%

Health statues of pure vegitarians from many populations of the world according to the Food and Nutritional Board of the National Academy of Sciences:
Excellent

The Antibiotic Argument
Amount of total antibiotics used in the US that are fed to livestock:
55%

Staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1960:
13%

Staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1988:
91%

Major contribution cause:
The breeding of antibiotic resistant bacteria in factory farms due to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock.

The Food Safety Argument
1985 National Academy of Sciences Report:
Current federal inspection procedures are inadequate to protect the public from meat-realted diseases.

Amount of all inspected chickens with salmonella:
One-third

Amount of federal poultry inspectors who said they would not eat chicken:
75%

The Environmental Argument
Amount of origional US cropland permenantly removed from production due to excessive soil erosion:
One third

Pounds of topsoil lost in the production of one pound of feedlot steak:
35

Production of excrement by US livestock:
230,000 pounds per second

Water polution attributable to US agriculture, including runoff of soil, pesticides and manure:
Greater than all municipal and industrial sources combined.

Amount of wells and surface streams in the US contaminated by agricultural pollutants:
Half

The Strength Argument
Only man to win the Ironman Triathlon more than trice:
Dave Scott, 6 time winner

World record 24 hour triathlon; swim 4.8 miles, cycle 185 miles, run 52.5 miles:
Sixto Linares

Food choices of Dave Scott and Sixto Linares:
Vegitarian