Ditch Meat to Boost Food Supply

A team of experts’ new model for doubling the global food supply includes drastically cutting meat consumption.

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An international group of researchers has just released a blueprint for increasing global food production while minimizing damage to the environment, and it entails a major reduction in meat consumption. According to The Canadian Press, the article, which will be featured in the October 20 edition of the journal Nature, suggests that utilizing cropland to grow food directly for human consumption, rather than as feed for animals or biofuel, could result in a 50-percent increase in global food production. Navin Ramankutty, one of the team leaders on the report, tells The Canadian Press, “Even if you … eat meat one or two days less a week, you can hugely contribute to the amount of food that’s needed.”

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