A MEAT DIET & THE ENVIRONMENT

We have to cut down on the amount of meat we eat – that’s the message from scientists in Stockholm. The Stockholm International Water Institute says that “with 840 million people undernourished or lacking a secure supply of food, and another 2 billion or more people by 2025, feeding the world’s growing population – and finding the water to grow the food – continues to be a basic and sizable challenge and animals that are fed on grain, and also those which rely on grazing, need far more water than grain crops.” But finding enough water isn’t the only problem facing us if we continue to eat meat. According to Glen Hickman from Vegan Essex there are plenty more reasons why eating meat is not environmentally sustainable…

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