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Vegetarian By 2050? You Might Not Have A Choice

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Published on Aug 31, 2012

"Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages. Humans derive about 20% of their protein from animal-based products now, but this may need to drop to just 5% to feed the extra 2 billion people expected to be alive by 2050, according to research by some of the world's leading water scientists...".* Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (host of TYT University and Common Room) discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from John Vidal in The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-deve...

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VeganMotorcyclePilot
Good points, vegans drastically reduce world hunger, best for environment and health/care. Its not just water but all our crops we waste feeding to animals as mentioned a bit. Factory Farms (MeatVideo dotcom) are sick too! Most eat more animals (about 65) than ever in history and from the worst conditions, makes hunting seem nice
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zephan wood
Fish or any meat for that matter has nutritional value it is all carcinogenic and you meat eaters are literally causing the end of the world
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Sean Coyne
The way youse talk about a vegetarian/vegan diet is very old fashioned, It isn't as hard as you think!
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Scott Wallace
Yep. Even if you leave out all of the issues about health and killing animals, it's still an unfortunate fact that it's far more expensive, in terms of resources and environmental impact, to eat animals than to eat plants. Luckily, it's not all that hard to cut back on meat, or even eliminate it.
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Ayumu Aikawa
My Bacon...Dear lord no...
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Trista Hemolock
The meat and dairy industry murdered the majority of my family.
nelo ahmed
just go vegan ffs we shouldn't wait till we are at that stage b4 changing ughhhh
Raven Von Krieger
My dreams have come true!
Met Man
Bull, by 2050 we will grow meat in a lab without the need of a live animal. Look at how fast science progresses. We will just filter sea water and find other ways of filtering water. The human race is very creative under strain.
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TheLionBrony96
We're either gonna have to fight for resources. (What some people want us to do) or use a one-child policy. (People's Republic of China)
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