01 Sep '12, 8pm

Veganism or Extinction?

Veganism or Extinction?

Recently The Guardian came out with the headline “Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists ” It appears that leading water scientists are painting a dark picture for our future, entailing catastrophic water shortages unless we as a global community switch “almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years.” It is important to note that while they use the term “vegetarian” in their report, they are referring to a reduction in the use of all animal products (meat , eggs, dairy , etc.) currently making up about 20% of our collective diet. While news about the likelihood of a world water crisis is nothing new, it appears that the scientific community may be finally ready to recognize, in some small part, how the abuse of our fellow animals has led to the abuse of our planet, including its clean water reserves. If immediate changes in our...

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