A major study looked into the benefits of reduced meat consumption and an increase in plant-based eating. What the researchers discovered has profound implications for our future — for people’s health, the economy, and the environment.
Between now and 2050, a global switch to diets that rely far less on meat and far more on vegetables, fruits, and other plant foods could not only save up to 8 million lives per year and reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds. Such a change would also save up to $31 trillion —in reduced health care costs and reduced costs from climate change.
Does that sound like the wild-eyed claim made by some group with a vegetarian agenda?