Environment Reference

If you have any questions about vegan nutrition, or want more information about the sources below, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Diet of Disaster

Author: Tony Wardle

Published by: Viva! (2007)

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Diet for a Small Planet

Author: Frances Moore Lappe

Publisher: Ballantine Books (1985)

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

Author: Peter Singer and Jim Mason

Publisher: Rodale Books (2006)

The Earth and You: Eating for Two

Author: April Moore

Publisher: Potomac Valley Press (1993)

Research papers and government reports

  1. Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment,Pimentel and Pimentel 78 (3): 660S – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  2. Ecosystems, Sustainability, and Animal Agriculture, R.K. Heitschmidt, et al., Journal of Animal Science 1996; 74:1395-1405
  3. Analysis of Output/Input Energy Ratios of Food Production in Ontario, P. Southwell & T. M. Rothwell (1977), School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.
  4. The Price of Beef, WorldWatch Institute (1994)
  5. Sustainability and Integrity in the Agriculture Sector, R. Goodland & D. Pimentel, Ecological Integrity: Integrating Environment, Conservation and Health, D. Pimentel, L. Westra, R. F. Noss (eds), Island Press, 2000.
  6. Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas? Aiking H (2006), Series: Environment & Policy, Vol. 45, 2006, XVI, 226 p. ISBN: 978-1-4020-4062-7
  7. Vegan Diets Healthier for Planet, People Than Meat Diets, Eshel G, Martin P (2006) , University of Chicago
  8. Estimation of the water requirement for beef production in the United States, Beckett JL, Oltjen JW (1993) Journal of Animal Science, 71: pp. 818-826
  9. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being, MEA (2005) Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, Island Press.
  10. A New Global Warming Strategy: How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarainism as the Most Effective Toll Against Global Warming in Our Lifetimes, Mohr N (2005) EarthSave International report.
  11. The European Meat Industry in the 1990s, Smulders FJM (1991) Ecceamst 1991: Audet Tijdschriften BV.
  12. Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, Livestock, Environment and Development, H. Steinfeld et al., (2006).
  13. Intensive Farming and Biotechnology: Saving People and Wildlife in the 21st Century, D. T. Avery, The Meat Business, G. Tansey & J. D’Silva (eds) Earthscan Publications, 1999
  14. The State of Food Insecurity in the World, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), 2002
  15. Agricultural Data, FAO, FAOSTAT, 2002
  16. Livestock and the Environment: Finding a Balance, C. de Haan, H. Steinfeld & H. Blackburn, FAO, USAID, World Bank, 1998
  17. Rationalizing Animal Food Production, Prof. V. Smil, in Feeding the World: A Challenge for the 21st Century, MIT Press, London, 2000.
  18. A method to determine land requirements relating to food consumption patterns, P. W. Gerbens-Leenes et al., Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2002; 90:47-58
  19. Tomorrow’s World, D. McLaren, S. Bullock, & N. Yousuf, Friends of the Earth, 1998
  20. Towards a Sustainable Food Policy, T. Lang, The Meat Business, G. Tansey & J. D’Silva (eds) Earthscan Publications, 1999