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The sources for the Why Meatless content may be found via in-text links on that page.
The sources for the following statements found on the table tents, are listed below:

Obesity has doubled in young Canadians in the past 30 years. Obesity is strongly linked with eating less fruit and vegetables.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-620-m/2005001/article/adults-adultes/8060-eng.htm#2
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-620-m/2005001/article/child-enfant/8061-eng.htm#1
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-620-m/2005001/article/adults-adultes/8060-eng.htm#6

Over 1/3 of our global grain supply is fed to livestock. That’s 670 million tonnes annually, enough to feed more than 3.5 billion people.

http://www.etcgroup.org/upload/publication/pdf_file/ETC_Who_Will_Feed_Us.pdf – page 7
http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/133/11/4048S

1/4 of Earth’s land area is used for livestock pasture, double the area used for plant crops.

http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/11/4054S
http://faostat.fao.org/default.aspx

Overfishing, destructive practices, and illegal fishing have led to the collapse of 30% of wild fish species. The livelihoods of 200 million people, 90% in developing countries, are dependent upon fishing.

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The leading causes of death in Canada: 1. Cancer; 2. Heart Disease

http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/cst01/hlth36a-eng.htm

Relative GHG Emissions for Food Graph

http://mmm.comuv.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Food-Miles-and-the-relative-impacts-of-food-choices-Weber-and-Matthews-2008.pdf

1000’s of litres of water used to produce 1 kg of:…

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Fossil fuel energy (in calories) used to produce one calorie of protein in:

**** Pimentel, 2006

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