diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today. To give you can idea of how this all breaks down, it is estimated that people who eat beef use 160 times more land, water and fuel resources to sustain their diets than their plant-based counterparts. In order to produce animal products, land, water, and energy are required to grow, harvest, and transport the feed that is then fed to the farmed animals. If the whole world became vegan, there would be plenty food to feed all of us"more than.3 billion people. The results of this research was recently published in the journal. Its estimated that by 2050 there will be more than 9 billion people living on the planet. Eventually, even more energy is required to transport these animals to slaughter and process their bodies.
Could the earth sustain nine billion people living on a plant-based diet? Just switching from beef to the more efficient chicken and pork, West said, or, at the very least, being sure not to purchase more than you need, could make a significant difference.
From our rainforests to our oceans, natural habitats and the plants and animals that live there are disappearing at an alarming rate. Achim Steiner, the UN under-secretary general and executive director of the unep, said: Decoupling growth from environmental degradation is the number one challenge facing governments in a world of rising numbers of people, rising incomes, rising consumption demands and the persistent challenge of poverty alleviation. The.S., Western Europe and China are responsible for most of this, the study found, by feeding "cows and cars" (livestock and biofuels) instead of people. Instead of using our resources in the most energy-efficient way possible by growing plants to feed directly to people, we currently use our dwindling land and water to grow grain to then feed to animals who we then eat, giving us considerably less bang for. A great number of people today eat a Western diet that is heavy in meat, dairy, huck Finn, should it be banned and eggs. Published by University of Minnesota researchers in the journal Science, it found that by focusing on "a relatively small set of places and actions our existing cropland could feed an extra 3 billion people. Add #EatForThePlanet and @OneGreenPlanet in your update. But would a shift to such a diet make a difference? Producing the grain that is used to feed farmed animals requires vast amounts of water.