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Everyone to be vegetarian by 2050? Even the French?

August 29, 2012

A report by the Stockholm International Water Institute reported in the Guardian newpaper and then picked up by a blog on the French newspaper Le Monde site sparked a debate on the amount of meat that is consumed, and the need to reduce the intake of meat.

Humans derive about 20% of their protein from animal-based products now, but this may need to drop to just 5% to feed the extra 2 billion people expected to be alive by 2050, the Guardian reported.

Many of the comments on the blog reflected the need to reduce meat production and consumtion, amongst the predictable veggie-bashing comments!

 

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