Study Finds Western World Must Halve Meat Consumption To Feed Global Population By 2050

June 21, 2012 by  
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Meat in a Shop Window Photo from Shutterstock It is estimated that the world’s population will reach 9.3 billion people by 2050, which raises significant questions as to how exactly we are going to feed such a massive number of people — and according to a new report from the University of Exeter , the answer is to eat less meat. The researchers also recommend that we recycle our waste and increase the efficiency of our farming processes, but to make a substantial enough difference the world needs to reduce its average global meat consumption from 16.6% to 15 % of average daily calorie intake. For much of the Western world, that translates into a 50 percent reduction in meat consumption. Read the rest of Study Finds Western World Must Halve Meat Consumption To Feed Global Population By 2050 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bioenergy , carbon capture , carbon capture and storage , carbon emissions , efficient farming , food shortage , global population , live stock , Meat , meat consumption , university of exeter

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Study Finds Western World Must Halve Meat Consumption To Feed Global Population By 2050

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