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Report: Animals Consume More Than Half Of World Crops

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.

Read more:

  • Half Of World Crop Is Feeding Animals, Not People (Treehugger)
  • UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet (The Guardian)

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