The world’s leading scientists warn: the world in the next 40 years have almost completely to switch to a vegetarian diet in order to avoid a disastrous situation with the lack of water supplies! According to the findings of the International Institute for Water in Stockholm, for an expected population of 9 billion people, how much will we be in 2050, will not be enough water to irrigate crops and food production, if the developed Western world continues on the current trends in nutrition.
People today consume about 20% of daily protein from animal sources.
But the new report of the Stockholm International Institute for Water said that the world population will have to reduce the intake to 5% by 2050 to accommodate the absence of which there is in the water supply.
It is anticipated dry season period
Dramatic warnings about water shortages and problems in food production came after Oxfam (International Confederation of humanitarian organizations that are working together to find solutions to poverty and injustice in the world) and the UN prepared a possible scenario for another global food crisis in the last five years. Prices of basic foods such as corn and wheat are increased by 50% in the international market from June, as a result of the drought that has gripped the US and Russia, and weak monsoon rains in Asia. More than 18 million people are facing serious shortages of food supplies in Sahel region (consisting of the following countries: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia). Oxfam estimates that the growth rates in the developing world, including Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East, which mainly depend on food imports.
Vegetarianism frees additional land
Acceptance of a vegetarian diet is one of the possibilities for increasing the amount of water that would be used for irrigation of crops and increase food production, the researchers said. “The transition to a vegetarian diet could help to get rid of large areas of arable land for food production. A third of the current land on farms is used for growing food for animals. In addition, it is not irrelevant fact that foods rich in animal protein asking five to ten times more water to be added into the body, compared to a vegetarian diet. “