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A new report (PDF) from the United Nations reassessed how agricultural resources are used around the world and found that animals — not humans — consume more than half of the world’s crops.
And that figure shows no sign of decreasing — in the next 40 years, animal consumption of crops is expected to increase up to 50%.
The report argues that humans need to reduce our meat consumption in order to save the planet from the worst effects of climate change.
- Half Of World Crop Is Feeding Animals, Not People (Treehugger)
- UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet (The Guardian)