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Health Cost of A Meat-Based Diet

Health Cost

Health Cost


Heart Disease: 1 trillion (US $/year)

Diabetes: 174 billion (US $/year)

United States

Colon Caner: 6.5 billion (US $/year)

Obesity: 93 billion (US $/year)

Total: 120-150 billion (US $/year)

United States Leads World Meat Stampede
(World Watch Institute)
Report Targets Costs Of Factory Farming
(Washington Post)
Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America(PDF)


Diseases of A Meat-Based Diet

Mad Cow Diease

Mad Cow Diease

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Colon Cancer
  • Blue Tongue Disease
  • E Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Bird Flu
  • Mad Cow Disease
  • Pig’s Disease (PMWS)
  • Listeriosis (most deadly, and on the rise)
  • Shellfsh Poisoning
  • Pre-eclampsia (complications in pregnancy)
  • Most viruses have zoonotic origin

and more…

Various Shellfish-Associated Toxins
(US Food and Drug Administration)
Farming: Notifiable diseases
Zoonoses: Diseases
(Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)
Meat, Pre-eclamsia, Campylobacter
Listeria poisoning almost double


1 Billion Obese



The average American eats more then 2,400 animals in a lifetime.

(2,287 chickens, 92 turkeys, 31 pigs, and 12 steers & calves)

Conversion inefficiency of meat production:

16 pounds of grain used to produce 1 pound of beef.

Ingrid Newkirk
An Interview With Kids Can Save the Animals
Food Revolution, John Robbins, 2001.(p.293)