Americans Must Cut Beef Intake as Population Grows
Americans Must Cut Beef Intake as Population Grows A growing population means a growing demand for food. To feed the global population of 10 billion in 2050, the World Resources Institute reports that Americans need to cut beef consumption by 40%. That means every American could have only 1.5 hamburgers per week. If developed nations don't cut meat consumption, food demand could outpace population growth. Farmers may have to produce 56% more crop calories than in 2010. Beef generates 41% of livestock greenhouse gas emissions. So cutting down on beef consumption can help pave the way for a sustainable future.