As a purely plant based, or vegan product (and as humans) OMG Decadent Donuts is committed to ensuring we tread as lightly as we can on our earth. To enhance this, we’re proud to have recently become an official partner of the Plant-a-Tree Program run by Carbon Neutral turning emissions into trees.
Although being plant based is better for the environment, as a food product we are often required to use plastic and need to use electricity and transport to run our business throughout Australia; so we’re pleased to be able to do our bit to try and off-set some of those emissions.
We’re not making political statements here, but the argument for more plant-based foods in our diets is compelling to help the planet?
Most people today recognise the importance of considering the environment in their daily lives, by saving water and energy, driving more fuel-efficient cars and using renewable energy. However, one of the simplest and yet most significant choices we can make to reduce our environmental impact is to switch at least some of our diet to vegan.
A report published in The Lancet in 2019 concluded that a dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting the health of our planet. The report states that projections for the future show that “vegan and vegetarian diets were associated with the greatest reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.”
A global shift to a plant-based diet could reduce mortality and greenhouse gases caused by food production by 10% and 70%, respectively, by 2050. A report from the United Nations Environment Programme says that “animal products, both meat and dairy, in general require more resources and cause higher emissions than plant-based alternatives.” The World Health Organization says, “Reducing livestock herds would also reduce emissions of methane, which is the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide.”
The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. The researchers found that the companies’ emissions are reaching dangerous levels due to unregulated growth and governmental subsidies to ensure inexpensive production costs and supplies such as animal grain. The report states that many of the largest meat and dairy producers do not report emissions, and many are increasing production with no efforts in place to reduce their emissions. If production remains unregulated, by 2050, meat and dairy farms will account for 80% of the budgeted greenhouse gas emissions.
OMG! Decadent Donuts are proud to be accredited by Vegan Australia.
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