Scientists: Water Shortage Could Lead to Worldwide Vegetarianism by 2050

glass-of-water1.jpg"Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages," according to a new article in the Guardian.

Researchers at the Stockholm International Water Institute report that "there will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected 9 billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in western nations." These researchers confirm that adopting a vegetarian diet is a vital way to conserve the water supply to grow more food, since "animal protein-rich food consumes five to 10 times more water than a vegetarian diet." With most Americans eating at least 12 ounces of meat a day, the problem is truly monumental.

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