VegNews Daily

Food Shortages Could Result in More Vegetarians

Leading water scientists forecast that a growing population and water shortages will require the world to adopt a plant-based diet.

According to leading scientists at the Stockholm International Water Institute, the world’s population may need to switch almost exclusively to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid massive food shortages. The proposed diet change has to do with lack of water available to croplands and population growth—the world population will likely reach 9 billion by the year 2050. The scientists pointed out that animal-protein diets require five to 10 times more water than a plant-based diet, as one third of the world’s land is used to grow crops used for animal feed, and 900 million people are currently hungry despite a continuous rise in per capita food production. International relief organization Oxfam, which recently endorsed Meatless Mondays, forecasts that food price spikes will have a devastating affect on countries that are reliant on food imports.

 Comments

Vegan Trumps Vegetarian for Weight Loss

Forget the fad diets; a vegan diet provides the best results says a new study.
Read More »

The 15-Year-Old Veg Voice Behind Climate Change

Young vegetarian activist urges the United Nations to stop putting ‘profits before future.’
Read More »

Morrissey Uses NYC Concert to Promote Veganism

International rock star sings about meatless diets at Madison Square Garden, where concession stands went vegan for the night.
Read More »

US Government Aims to Limit Overuse of Antibiotics in Animals

The White House will stop serving meat with hormones or antibiotics as a symbol of the new initiative.
Read More »

Demi Moore Credits Good Health to Raw Vegan Diet

The Hollywood actress claims yoga, pilates, and raw veganism are the keys to her mental and physical well-being.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »