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Massive reduction in meat consumption and changes to farming vital to guarantee future food supply, major study says


Massive reduction in meat consumption and changes to farming vital to guarantee future food supply, major study says


A massive reduction in the quantity of meat being consumed combined with huge changes to farming techniques are essential to guarantee our planet’s future ability to support humanity, a major new report has warned.The analysis, which examines future population projections across the planet and the impact of current farming techniques on the environment, warns rapid change is vital as global warming causes pronounced impacts on food production.For every degree celsius of additional temperature rise, global wheat yields are estimated to drop 6 per cent, while global rice yields are estimated to fall 10 per cent, the authors said.

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