Meat and Climate Change ๐Ÿฎ ๐ŸŒณ VEGAN v KETO ๐Ÿ“‘ UN Climate Change Report 2019 Land + Agriculture

Meat and Climate Change ๐Ÿฎ ๐ŸŒณ VEGAN v KETO ๐Ÿ“‘ UN Climate Change Report 2019 Land + Agriculture


climate change and the keto diet food sustainability for keto and vegan options hi I’m ginger I think it for almost six years and if these readings are being useful to you please don’t forget to subscribe before you leave so you don’t miss the next one in this video we need to look at some data because I much like you love to look into science and data and I do it all the time when we need to look into biology biochemistry for keto but in these last few months I’ve had the impact like everybody rightfully has about how things are changing and we cannot possibly ignore that climate change is real and it’s happening it’s not happening in 10 years it’s happening now a few weeks ago if you’ve seen what happened in the Netherlands and Luxemburg that quite possibly was the last straw for me a lobby assistant Robin we saw that we saw Tornado happen in a region that shouldn’t even generate tornados that was quite scary and was clearly an event that told us we are over the tipping point along with the Amazon forests now burning and wildfires in Greenland this is absolutely no joke there are much better people than me to explain to you exactly how climate change is real but specifically for this video I want to address it for what I know about food chains nutrition and indubitably the infamous comparison between can we do Quito or can we do vegan and which one is more sustainable because honestly after all that’s been going on so in this last few months I have looked into it because the first instinct was absolutely well let’s just go vegan that’s what you hear that should have the most impact on our personal carbon footprint but as for everything I don’t just want to do what is the most common-sense thing I absolutely want to do the right thing but I want to know why that’s the right one and so I started to look into gathering proper data so buckle up because we’re delving into proper absolute data here the main sources for this data I find to be quite reliable there the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the intergovernmental panel on climate change decided I said what this organization basically published constantly reports studies analysis on how climate has changed so far the direction in which were going and how to address and minimize the effects and bring on sustainability so let’s start from scratch because maybe just like me you keep on hearing climate change but what does that exactly refer to a climate change global warming has existed throughout eons at this point the reason why we’re focusing on it now is because in the last 150 years since the industrial era basically since man came around and did all this technology basically things have a bit changed in the natural balance that the planet had so what is different now from any kind of global warming or ice age that has been happening for millions of years is the incorpo genic affect men women as everybody in between the man-made changes that happen in this last couple of centuries are basically two first is that we started to use and rely a lot on fossil fuel fossil fuel fossil fuel getting and using fossil fuel actually a releases carbon in the atmosphere which basically took millions of years for the vegetation to store in the earth and second we’re actually damaging the way to of balance offset the co2 released in the atmosphere through the forest station because reducing the vegetation means that there are less and less plans to intake the co2 from the atmosphere and offset this balance specifically there are three gases the greenhouse gases that affect global warming and climate change co2 is unfortunately the most popular carbon and carbon dioxide we release carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by indeed burning fossil fuel and true indeed the first station because the first station basically releases the carbon that’s been stored in soil for million of years it unfortunately not only is one we are very long life span around a hundred years but it’s also the biggest one in terms of quantity of emissions which is the reason why is known as the main greenhouse gas second one is methane methane is actually the shortest lifespan of greenhouse gases is around five ten years the emissions of methane in the atmosphere are much much lower than co2 as well however it has a much stronger impact on the global warming effect methane comes from the breakdown of organic materials so still burning fossil fuel but also second in line it’s indeed the presence of cattle so ruminants ruminants and multiple stomach to ferment ate plants and that does contribute a lot to methane in the form of cattle sheeps and goats third one is nitrous oxide which has the worst impact the longest lifespan up to 150 years but thankfully also makes the lowest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions and it mainly comes from fertilizers and indeed burning fossil fuel now of course I cannot cover all the anthropogenic way that we affect climate change but the one that I’ve tried to focus on is it need agriculture agriculture in this case meaning food production so we cover both the animal based side and the plant based side basically trying to look into what is sustainable food wise to address this is relevant to make a point that evolved onto poor genic causes of greenhouse gases emissions agriculture covers 24 percent so the remaining 70 plus percent usually comes from fossil fuel burning which applies to different industry transport energy so in that sense if you live in a country that promotes the use of green energy like wind like solar that’s amazing and that’s something to be on board with but that’s usually something on a country level rather than an individual level as individuals we rarely can actually affect that 70% but it is relevant that we can do something about the food part so the 24 percent that is affected by partially our decision as well so in that sense we can try and work on food sustainability on the agricultural side now with this premise again going back to the beginning we keep on hearing that the best way to reduce our carbon footprint is to go vegan so is going vegan the best way to positively reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gases it took me a while to gather data that could actually give me a comparison and interestingly the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change actually helped me here they basically gather all the studies that analyzed the current situation how we got here and what are the mitigation options to ultimately reduce and possibly reverse global warming according to their data when you put together the agricultural effect on soils or crops and the cattle and fermentation illumination and manure management they end up basically having the same effect on greenhouse gases emissions so when you consider it is the point becomes that there are bad practices on both sides whether you decide to eat plant-based or to rely on the animal and dairy industry and the point is what we can do that can affect the impact and make either choice more sustainable basically so it’s not a matter of let’s just go vegan let’s just go carnivore but it’s finding and tackle the problems within each of those one thing that is crucial and technically affects both and actually is 50% of the entire emissions that come from agriculture is the forestation the effect of crop and cattle combined are barely as damaging as just the forestation bit and supposedly the first station is needed a purpose field to either become crops or in some cases even to be dedicated to cattle now on the crop side so on the plant-based side on the agricultural side the first station again is the highest possible emission necessary to turn land into crops and you need to take forests down because the soil needs to be homogenized in order to grow something specific on it which means killing everything that was growing there before so that only the thing that you want to grow and this there can actually exist the main issue with these is that it kills biodiversity basically and it’s not sustainable within an ecosystem and in fact the entire point of agriculture is that man got in and got involved enough otherwise we just hunter and gatherer I get it even once you have your crop you still have the impact and the footprint of the fertilizer and management of these fields basically interestingly in these rice crops tend to be the worst they are so bad for impact that they have their own category for greenhouse gases emissions and interestingly unfortunately as well the largest crops in the world tend to be corn wheat rice indeed sugar if they were actually growing vegetables vegetable themselves would have a lower impact cuz they often go from the farm to the plate as they are whilst the wheat corn and sugar and rice as well actually tend to be often used as ingredients on other products which basically creates another step in the chain which means a more industrial process are involved which basically means having more greenhouse impact because that has to include transport energy the carbon footprint grows that way at this point I need to make a slight note to say that at the very least on a keto diets because we don’t touch what is part of those main crops or rise to sugar wheat corn we already tend to eat all foods we don’t eat vegetable oils so at the very least we’re not that impactful on that because we tend to have the ingredient being a food and not being part of a chain speaking of ingredients that are parts of chain and ingredients so it is a very peculiar one it’s actually one of the main exports for Latin America despite perception rather than beef and cattle soy is one of the main export of Latin America and internationally one of the main reasons for the first station there and you would think that the entire point of soy is that all is growing so much because we use it as a replacement for meat most plant-based food actually try to emulate some that is animal based are made from soy so are we making more damage for that well despite our perception majority of soy 75% of the soya grown is actually dedicated to animal feed and part of that 75% is indeed dedicated to feed the cattle that is non pasture known as fed when you hear cows that are fed grains most of the times they are actually fed soy so one of the arguments from the plant-based community is absolutely correct in a way because this way we have to grow food the soy to then feed the cattle for them then to become our food and at that point it looks like indeed there are so many steps that just increase the carbon footprint of our food so wouldn’t it be easier if we eat directly those plants if all the animal based industry was intensive farming absolutely but here’s the point the issue with farming and animal based its intensive farming what is intensive farming intensive farming is just one way to manage cattle and it’s indeed the worst the exact issue of intensive farming is that the end all of it is just producing meat and producing dairy in order to do that absolutely the first station applies to these because cattle are kept in stables and enclosures they are removed from the ecosystem and be removed from the ecosystem they need to be fed they are fed the aforementioned soil which already has its own impact in terms of carbon footprint in an intensive farming context manure management also becomes a disposal issue rather than being reintegrated in the soil which ultimately leads to a disproportionate amount of resources that just have meat and dairy at its end basically the issue with intensive farming is that you remove elements from the carbon cycle it leads to soil degradation because of that and it’s far very far from the sumsy effect that pasture farming is that has special farming’s means basically grazing cows on fields and that is an ecosystem of its own everything is integrated in so an ecosystem there and every step of this ecosystem is actually supporting the carbon cycle the carbon cycle by the way being the process through which co2 carbon dioxide is absorbed from the atmosphere by plants for the wrong roads which are then eaten by animals and exhaled as co2 basically these remains are some zero exchange and that’s how we keep balance that’s the reason why all the references to oh the climate has always changed that did not take into consideration that in the last 100 years we have come to use so much technology that helped our life and fossil fuel indeed but the way that we use it out put so much co2 while at the same time we have taken away through the for a station all those plants and all that vegetation that actually was working in bringing co2 from the atmosphere back onto the soil it is by a way through that even more than forest algae is what helps in that the oceans have their own intrinsic problem though with co2 levels rising another story for another time if you want more information about that maybe leave me a comment and I’ll do a video specifically about that back to intensive farming thankfully there is not as diffuse the deal as one might think unfortunately is much the standard in the US but in places like here in the UK due to au regulations that is not even an option and grass fed is always the standard the few months that cows are not grass fed is because it’s too cold they’re brought into the stables and they might be fed grains at that point but that’s due to weather more than anything the way that grazing cows in pastures actually impact the ecosystem it’s actually the reason why there are different studies and positions that support the idea that pasture could actually improve co2 uptake helping the balance to offset emissions both because cows eat the grass without destroying it so they encourage the growth of it and on the other side they do fertilize the soil for growth with manure reintegrating it into the system rather than again becoming disposal matter as it would be in intensive farming and unfortunately becoming dispose of the needs to be managed in intensive farming that requires more energy more transport and effects even more the carbon footprint of that also with grazing cows you don’t need the extra food to be brought in you don’t need the soy so with pastures not only you can the production of soy that is necessary for cattle but you also cut the footprint of transporting that soy that would have been needed for the cattle so all the derivatives of it are cut down also something amazing that they were discussing recently due to the fires that are in the Amazon forest is the fact that cattle there can actually very easily coexist and grow in the place that do not require the forestation cattle can coexist with a forest meaning that all the emission from the deforestation which let’s remember are higher than cattle and crops combined would not be there to begin with so from this overview you can tell that both crops for plant-based and cattle for animal-based do an equal amount of damage in terms of the nation’s what we can do about it not necessarily choosing one or the other because again consequences are pretty much the same but there are the worst in each category and what we can do is choose products that come from sustainable sources and in practical terms that basically means if you eat meat if you eat dairy if you eat anything the determined arrived find the grass-fed sources fair enough in Europe and the UK is not that grass-fed means a lot because everything is grass-fed by default but if you live anywhere else like in the u.s. grass-fed label makes a difference so you want to go for that because you know there is not only the least impact in terms of carbon footprint it also actually is part of an ecosystem that ultimately aims a some zero on a plant-based approach the best choice you can make is eating whole foods rather than replacement products I know myself that there are replacement products vigor replacement products that are very very good I still dream of vegan kebab however the least amount of steps there are in between the growth of something and then the plate basically means that there are the least steps to have impacted in carbon footprint basically eating not products or clothes two ingredients as possible there is also one more thing that applies both to plant-based and animal based and actually might be the one that makes the most difference because it doesn’t necessarily just affect agriculture which as we have seen is just 24 percent of greenhouse gases emission it can actually affect the energy and transportation and so part of that 70% the biggest impact you can have is by locally sourcing so go to your local butcher or go to your local farmers market try and go down the food chain and make sure that it doesn’t require all those many steps because more more steps it usually means more carbon footprint but if you locally source from the time that you’re in the region that you’re in at the very least from your own country the impact on the supply chain for energy requirements and for transport would be a much bigger impact on greenhouse gases than the whole of agriculture for both crops and cattle so when you have something that comes from where you are you already do not impact on that that’s the best choice that you can possibly do source locally there is much more data to delve into if you are so inclined and I’ve linked a lot of it and proper sources all down in the video description below so go open that check that out because it’s all very interesting stuff if you actually want to make educated decisions about it but if falta motley you were wondering just like we were oh is it better regardless of how good quito is for me and animal based stuff is for me like lard and tallow we’ve seen that but is it better for the world if I go vegan it doesn’t make a difference in terms of vegan or animal based it makes a different quality and the 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