THE ROLE OF PLANT-BASED DIETS IN MITIGATING ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH
The following research paper will consist of the various aspects that a plant-based diet entails, as well as meat-based diets and the negative externalities associated with its consumption. Plant-based diet is any diet free of any animal products or animal by-products. The research is divided into various subcategories, mostly pertaining to environmental issues and health surrounding both diets. The environmental category showcases the damage meat consumption, and its industrial practices are causing, especially the effects on carbon, water scarcity and the pollution of land/water ways. The second category transitions the conversation and demonstrates that despite the environmental harm meat production is causing, it is not a justifiable evil and that everyone could flourish on a plant-based diet, whilst simultaneously decreasing their risk of diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Both categories build a strong foundation for the premise of plant-based diets and why it is a viable solution to the climate and human health. The review includes data and statistics, as well as expert analysis of such data. The references include journals from credible institutions and no conflicting interests were found.
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Tricia Jordan, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Commerce & Leadership
Halton, Lewis and Halton, Lewis, "THE ROLE OF PLANT-BASED DIETS IN MITIGATING ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH" (2022). Integrated Studies. 461.