Elon Musk recently announced that if he is successful at establishing a colony on Mars it will be a plant-based community. Why? If you believe that “You are what you eat” applies to human health, then a powerful study calculating the benefits of shifting away from eating meat and towards plant-based nutrition makes the case that our world and our global health is what we eat.
Regardless of whether you plan to live on Mars or Earth, in a recent study from Oxford, scientists identified that eating more plant-based foods could reduce mortality worldwide between 6 and 10 percent, translating to millions of lives and billions of dollars saved.
More importantly, this will allow for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 29 to 70 per cent tied to food production by the year 2050