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CANCER

According to the Canadian Cancer Society one out of every 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and it is responsible for 1 out of every 4 deaths.

Canadian Cancer Statistics

HEART DISEASE

ln Canada, about 50% of deaths occur from cancer and cardiovascular disease. - Government of Canada

Deaths, causes of death and life expectancy

DIABETES

Diabetes Canada says: "Foods such as legumes, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables can help control blood sugar, protect you from heart disease and stroke, and can make you feel full longer to help with losing weight."

Basic Meal Planning

OBESITY

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, over 60% of Canadians adults are considered either overweight or obese. And 30% of Canadian children (between the ages of 5 and 17) are considered overweight or obese.

Overweight and obese adults

GREENHOUSE GASES

According to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, GRAIN, together, the world's top five meat and dairy corporations are now responsible for more annual greenhouse gas emissions than ExxonMobil, Shell or BP.

Emissions impossible

DEFORESTATION

Agriculture is estimated to be the direct driver for around 80% of deforestation worldwide. Beef production is considered the main driver of forest loss across countries with the highest deforestation rates.

Land-use change and carbon emissions

WATER QUALITY LOSS

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, "The livestock sector is one of the top three contributors to the most serious environmental problems, including water-quality degradation, at every scale from local to global."

Water pollution from agriculture: a global review

OVERFISHING

Commercial fishing is negatively affecting the biodiversity in our oceans so much that "unless we fundamentally change the way we manage all the ocean species together as working ecosystems, then this century is the last century of wild seafood." All species of wild seafood could be in collapse in the next 30 years!

Science study predicts collapse of all seafood fisheries by 2050

ANTIBIOTICS

The rise of Antibiotic Resistance threatens life on earth. In December 2018, Canada passed legislation that mandated that medically important antibiotics be prescribed by a vet. As part of this legislation, Canada is monitoring the sale of antibiotics to livestock. But this regulation has not changed the use of antibiotics for many farmers, as many have ongoing relationships with veterinarians and can easily gain a prescription.

Antibiotic use in Canadian feedlots

UNSUSTAINABLE DEMAND

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations more than 8 Million land animals are killed for food every hour.

Food and agriculture data

LOSS OF HABITAT

"By the year 2050, it is estimated there will be between 25 million and 1 billion

environmental migrants." - International Organization for Migration

Migration, Environment and Climate Change

HUNGER

Feeding crops to livestock ends up being very inefficient when we consider how much food energy is lost along the way. This system creates a shrinking food supply while almost a billion - or 1 out of 9 - people on our planet are hungry or starving. Children are the most effected by food insecurity.

World Food Programme:

 Zero Hunger

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