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What would happen if everyone went vegan?

BBC reports

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 12 Jun 2017
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-would-world-look-if-everyone-went-vegan

The idea of everyone adopting a vegan diet might sound extreme, but in the last decade, the number of people in the UK following a plant-based diet has risen 340%. There are now over 0.5 million British vegans – with around 20% of 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

You can see this growing interest in veganism all around us. From the explosion of dairy-free milk alternatives on supermarket shelves and the growing number of celebrity advocates like Liam Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, to movies like Cowspiracy and Simon Amstell’s futuristic vegan comedy Carnage. What was recently a radical lifestyle choice is slowly moving into the mainstream.

For scientists, policymakers and economists, the idea of a vegan future is especially interesting – and one of the biggest reasons is the environment.
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Would a vegan future make food poverty history? If it’s about freeing up space and resources for growing food, there’s some evidence to back that up.

A meat-eater’s diet requires 17 times more land, 14 times more water and 10 times more energy than a vegetarian’s, according to research published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This is principally because we use a large proportion of the world’s land for growing crops to feed livestock, rather than humans. (Of the world’s approximately five billion hectares of agricultural land, 68% is used for livestock.)

This squeeze on resources is only set to intensify. In 50 years’ time, the UN predicts there will be 10.5 billion people on the planet (the current world population is around 7 billion). To feed us all, it says, we will need to grow food more sustainably. Dr Walt Willett, professor of medicine at Harvard University, says we could eliminate the worst cases of world hunger today with about 40 million tonnes of food – yet 760 million tonnes is fed to animals on farms every year.

One of the counter-arguments against this vegan solution is that some grazing land simply isn’t suitable for growing crops. That’s certainly true, but there’s actually a bigger problem with eradicating world hunger. Right now, we already produce more than 1½ times the amount of food needed to feed everyone on the planet. It just doesn’t get to everyone in need.

In other words, having enough to eat is as much about politics and big business as dietary choices – so there’s nothing to say that hunger would be a thing of the past in a vegan world.
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sophie15 sophie15 Australia Posts: 1
2 14 Jul 2017
Any one knows about cat food specially home made cat food including bananas in it?

need to know if my bengal can eat it? https://obeymycat.com/can-cats-eat-bananas-35/ found this very helpful but still need an expert advice if anyone knows here about this?
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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
3 15 Jul 2017
cats don't eat bananas - sorry!
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