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 plant-based products 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?

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-3 and 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 (sciencemag.org-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