This United Nations report reveals that 70 PERCENT of emerging human diseases are the result of animal agriculture, via direct and indirect animal-human contact and pathogen shifting.
Diseases linked to animal production include swine and avian flu, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma and leukaemia. Reducing human exposure to farmed animals - by reducing overall meat and dairy consumption - is of paramount importance for global human health.
World Livestock 2013: Changing Disease Landscapes
How Animal Proteins May Trigger Autoimmune Disease
Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer