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Diet key to feeding the world in 2050 without further deforestation, modelling suggests

Diet key to feeding the world in 2050 without further deforestation, modelling suggests: A vegetarian diet and lower meat consumption could be the key to meeting global food demands without clearing more forests for farmland, according to new research

Animal products are important because more than half of the world's crops are used to feed animals, not people.

Half Of World Crop Is Feeding Animals, Not People

Animal products are important because more than half of the world's crops are used to feed animals, not people.

Think about it: why budding philosophers shouldn't sit exams | Fabian Freyenhagen for the Guardian

Think about it: why budding philosophers shouldn't sit exams

It is important to remember that not every day is an awesome day, and it can either break you or uplift you. During chaotic days, you need to remember that happiness is never constant.

Cattle Grazing Is Now Causing Massive Deforestation Hotspots In The Peruvian Amazon | ThinkProgress

Scientists have long known that forests play a significant role in global climate dynamics, but now they are increasingly concerned about the way they transport water on a regional scale.

The lab-grown burger taste-tested Monday in London is billed as one way to avert a looming food crisis by freeing up the agricultural resources used to feed billions of cattle each year. Another way to avert the crisis is to stop eating animal products altogether, according to a recent study.

To feed 4 billion more, skip meat, milk and eggs, study says John Roach NBC News Shifting crops grown for animal feed and biofuel to food for direct human consumption can feed an additional 4 billion people with existing cropland, a study says.

Consequences of increased global meat consumption on the global environment -- trade in virtual water, energy & nutrients | Stanford Woods Institute "LEAD researchers also found that the global livestock industry uses dwindling supplies of freshwater, destroys forests and grasslands, and causes soil erosion, while pollution and the runoff of fertilizer and animal waste create dead zones in coastal areas and smother coral reefs."

Consequences of increased global meat consumption on the global environment -- trade in virtual water, energy & nutrients

Consequences of increased global meat consumption on the global environment -- trade in virtual water, energy & nutrients | Stanford Woods Institute "LEAD researchers also found that the global livestock industry uses dwindling supplies of freshwater, destroys forests and grasslands, and causes soil erosion, while pollution and the runoff of fertilizer and animal waste create dead zones in coastal areas and smother coral reefs."

Much of Central America has been deforested over the past 25 years to form cattle pastures.

Much of Central America has been deforested over the past 25 years to form cattle pastures.

Livestock systems occupy 45% of the global surface area

Livestock systems occupy of the global surface area

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