This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-2, 2021
Shah Mahirie Jalpesh
Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Pub. Date
06 April, 2021
Paper ID
Meat consumption, Environment, Health


Shah Mahirie Jalpesh. Does Meat Consumption Affect the Environment?, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology,

Shah Mahirie Jalpesh (2021). Does Meat Consumption Affect the Environment?. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(2)

Shah Mahirie Jalpesh. "Does Meat Consumption Affect the Environment?." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.2 (2021).


One day while I was eating at a restaurant that offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. When I was leaving, I saw that all the waste meat was being discarded not in a garbage can but was just dumped onto a pile of waste. This inspired me to find out if meat consumption affects the environment. My main aim by researching and writing a report on it is to educate people on the causes, consequences of consumption of meat and what can be done to reduce its effects on the environment. Production of meat has huge environmental effects – increasing greenhouse gas discharges, usage of pastoral land and consumption of huge volumes of freshwater that are required to grow feed crops, provide animals with drinking water and clean filthy factory farms. Meat consumption also escalates the chances of long-lasting diseases along with disturbing biodiversity. Moreover, the emission of methane gas from cattle adds stress to the environment leading to global warming. Research indicates that people living in the USA, Australia and other countries rely strongly on diets containing meat, and not many actions have been taken by their governments to overcome the issue. On the other hand, the government of countries like Israel, encourage their people to follow a vegan diet to reduce the effects of meat consumption on the environment. Nationally and globally, awareness about the outcomes of meat intake on healthiness and ecosystem and the positive impact of a vegan diet can be widely spread through posters and campaigns. After researching this issue, I can now deeply understand the impacts of human dietary choices on the environment, public health, animal extinction and imbalance in ecosystems nationally and globally.