Join Date: Apr 2018
shouldn't we plant billions of trees now? because
there are more than 2000 species of trees
with edible fruits and nuts and berries
trees produce 21 Million calories per acre
trees produce oxygen and food and timber and wealth.
cows produce 1 Million calories per acre
cows produce Methane which is
30 times higher effect heat-trapping greenhouse gas.
Absolutely. There are quite a few research papers that do the math. I won't even list them here because there are so many. you can just google it.
the more people who go beef free, meat free, or vegan, the less cropland we need.
Some people will point out that not all pasture land is arable land. But a lot of our arable land is devoted to growing food for livestock. And in Brazil, they are actually converting rain forests to either grassland for grazing or crop production for livestock. And both of those are not sustainable.
Of course we have to factor in population growth but most of these calculations point out that the more vegan we get the more people we can feed with less land. So planting forests would be one of the good options we would have.