Livestock not only produces half of global human-made greenhouse gases, but also places a very heavy burden on the planet’s resources.

It takes 16lbs of grain and soya beans to produce one pound of beef and one acre of land can grow 2,000lbs of potatoes but only produce 165lbs of beef.

Rainforests are being chopped down to create massive cattle grazing areas and to create land to grow the vast numbers of crops needed to feed livestock.

Furthermore, meat consumption is linked to heart disease, strokes and cancer.

Switching to a meat-free diet would significantly reduce our carbon footprint and dramatically improve our health.

Mark Richards
Halland Road, Brighton