This Vegan Brand Just Proved That Plant-Based Burgers Are More Sustainable Than Those Made Of Beef

Source: Forbes
Author: Katrina Fox

The environmental impact of US beef production was drawn from an existing LCA study commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in 2017 and the Beyond Burger’s LCA was evaluated using the same impact assessment methods.

The report, which was released today, found that the Beyond Burger generates 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, requires 46% less non-renewable energy, has more than 99% less impact on water scarcity and 93% less impact on land use than a quarter pound of US beef.

To give you an idea of the real-life impact, according to a spokesperson for Beyond Meat: “On average, Americans eat three burgers a week. If they switched just one of these beef burgers to a Beyond Burger for a year, it would be like taking 12 million cars off the road and saving enough energy to power 2.3 million homes.”