Vegetarians of course: goodbye to meat by 2050

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All vegetarians in 2050? According to the report "Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world" by the Stockholm International Water Institute, published on the occasion of World Water Week, in about 40 years the whole world will have to give up the consumption of meat to cope with the population increase and the increasing scarcity of water.



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All vegetarians in 2050? According to the report "Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world" by the Stockholm International Water Institute, published on the occasion of World Water Week, in about 40 years the whole world will have to necessarily give up the consumption of meat to cope with the demographic increase and the increasing scarcity of water.

There will not be enough water to produce food and cultivate the earth for all the earthlings who will inhabit the planet in 2050, especially if we do not change our eating and overpopulation habits first. Therefore, we will not be able to "feed this thirsty world", writes the author Malik Falkenmark in her report, in which the data on food consumption are analyzed, comparing them with estimates on water availability and population growth.

If current trends are maintained, which see the world approaching a Western-style diet with 20% of the proteins taken from animals, the only sustainable scenario, the document states, is a meat consumption corresponding to a maximum of 5% of the total, in addition to the introduction of a food trading system that ensures that countries with a surplus of water are able to help those facing droughts. Therefore, yes, in 2050 the most common lifestyle will be the vegetarian one.



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