Amid the environmental crisis, researchers are racing to figure out how to sustainably feed the world. Reducing meat consumption is ever-so-often brought up as a possible solution. But is it really?
This is what a new study finds:
Switching to the vegan dream would be a nutritional nightmare for Americans.
That’s according to new research published this week by the US National Academy of Sciences that poses big questions about how the US agricultural sector can be changed and improved in the future, to mitigate climate change without causing deleterious effects on the population’s overall health. The bottom line: going 100% vegan would be catastrophic.
- QUARTZ: If the entire US went vegan, it’d be a public health disaster
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture
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