Who

What

​​Animal-Based
Farmed animals eat plants, which
are digested then restructured
into flesh and milk.


Plant-Based
Plant ingredients are blended
then restructured into foods 
which provide the same, similar,
or sometimes better taste, texture, and culinary experiences that people enjoy when eating
​animal-sourced foods.


Protein

An abundance of all proteins needed are found
among the plant-food groups of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, although the greatest concentrations of proteins are found in legumes, nuts, and seeds.

Why

Why Plant Based Foods?

                                The Exciting Role
​                                of Plant-Sourced           
                                Meats and Dairy


Enjoyment 

Many vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, and people who want to eat less animal products, especially meat, still enjoy the culinary experience that meat has traditionally offered.

Social Connection 

The ubiquitous nature of animal, fowl, and fish products are the central to social connections, making the idea of eating less of them, or not at all, seem impossible. While whole plant foods are the healthiest, we must be realistic about what to expect people to eat.

A Better World

Plant-based versions of familiar foods are extremely important in helping people to consume more plants and less animals, simultaneously supporting a healthier environment, a healthier diet, and a kinder world.

URL links to the website sources

Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based
Meats, Dairy, and Protein

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PLANT-BASED PROTEINS

BILL GATES CHANNEL

Where

         Plant-based foods include vegetables, fruits, 
​         legumes, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds.
Numerous plant-based meats and dairy foods
​are now abundantly available. Did you know there
are at least 20,000 edible plants in the world?
(
Plants For A Future: pfaf.org-1)

          People from all walks of life, various ethnicities,
          and various cultures are choosing a plant-based diet. Many world-class athletes and bodybuilders have adapted a whole-food, plant-based diet and  find they excel in their sport, with quicker recovery times (greatveganathletes.com-2).

           HEALTH:Every major health organization
           supports a whole-food, 100% plant-based
​diet as healthy, for every phase of life (
eatright.org-3and pcrm.org-4)
ENVIRONMENT:Animal agriculture contributes vast amounts of environmental destruction of land, air, and sea (fao.org-5), and is a leading cause of species extinction and ocean dead zones (cnn.com-6).
RESOURCES: Plant foods, vs. animal foods, use exponentially less water, land, and other resources
to grow, harvest, and distribute (cspinet.org-7).
COMPASSION:Caring about animals' lives, well-being, and their right to live free from human harm. (farmsanctuary.org-8).
FOOD SECURITY: Feeding growing populations becomes
challenging as resources become over-extended. 1,000 calories of meat can use over 7,000 calories of plant food fed to animals (awfw.org-9).

           Everywhere! Many restaurants offer unique   
​           plant-based choices and options for regular menu items. Patrons enjoy choosing plant-based foods for culinary pleasure, variety, and health benefits. Options are now available at all kinds of restaurants, fine-dining establishments, coffee shops, cafés, food "pop-ups," and food stands.