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    Default A Bit Of Meat, A Lot Of Veg - The Flexitarian Diet To Feed 10B

    James Gallagher
    January 17 2019

    A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet.Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come.
    Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - does not completely banish meat and dairy.


    Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-4686...ign=pockethits
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    Default Re: A Bit Of Meat, A Lot Of Veg - The Flexitarian Diet To Feed 10B

    This makes perfect sense. The more people raise their own food, the more practical (and versatile) it could be. A lot of people already keep a few chickens for eggs, or raise a few broilers or rabbits for protein, and lots or suburban residents are turning their yards into vegetable gardens.
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    Default Re: A Bit Of Meat, A Lot Of Veg - The Flexitarian Diet To Feed 10B

    The planet can easily support food production for 10 billion people.....if we stop wasting more than 1 Billion Tons of food worldwide every year. According to the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than a third of all food produced is wasted every year. We don't have a food production problem in the world. We have a food waste problem. The 37 researchers who came up with this "flexitarian diet" is chasing the wrong end of the problem. There are dozens of organizations worldwide that are fighting everyday to reduce the amount of food waste. Perhaps time would be better spent trying to help these organizations to double their efforts rather than recommending that we all eat more beans & legumes, which can present a different set of problems. Read key facts from the FAO on food waste here:
    http://www.fao.org/save-food/resources/keyfindings/en/

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    Default Re: A Bit Of Meat, A Lot Of Veg - The Flexitarian Diet To Feed 10B

    "We don't have a food production problem in the world. We have a food waste problem." No doubt food is wasted, but the other half of that dilemma is global over population where the demand for clean and safe natural resources, including organic agriculture, is exceeding the supply.

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