currently MORE than enough legumes (high in protein, b vitamins, and minerals, among other nutrients), grains, and some other plants are grown every year to feed everyone year round. in fact most of it is grown in countries that have the highest starvation rates. however, its turned into feed for animals that are meant to be slaughtered and fed to people in countries that have a high rate of obesity as well as countries that are simply wealthier, where next to no one starves. in addition to that, around 20% of that food is wasted by grocery stores, then another 20% is wasted at home (in america). so, at least 40% of the food in the US is wasted every year.
if you knew that your refusal to eat any meat, or you simply eating less meat, would encourage those same companies growing food for livestock would make them instead sell it (at affordable prices) to those currently starving, would you?
- I'd go vegan30% (6)19% (4)24% (10)Vote
- I'd eat half as much meat35% (7)29% (6)32% (13)Vote
- I'd eat meat only for special occasions15% (3)5% (1)10% (4)Vote
- let them starve. I want my meat20% (4)47% (10)34% (14)Vote
also, I forgot to mention livestock gets most of the clean water as well. so, people in countries with clean water issues would also have more to drink.
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Currently a lot more of a LOT of foods are grown to feed the world population.
It's just that none of it is in the right place and we waste a lot of it.
If I knew that going vegan would end world hunger, I'd do it, but it won't, because the problem isn't that we don't have enough food.0