Believe it or not, there are many, many people in the world who would happily forgo a double cheeseburger for a garden salad with balsamic dressing.
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While it’s been reported that the vegetarian diaspora around the world falls between 10-15 percent, by 2050 that percentage may inflate to 100, in other words everybody – yes, everybody – will potentially have to go for a salad, and not the double cheeseburger.
According to The Guardian, leading water scientists predict the world’s population will have to transition to a strictly vegetarian diet in about 40 years because of food shortages.
The article states:
“There will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected 9 billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in western nations,” the report by Malik Falkenmark and colleagues at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) said.”
And if you’re thinking that growing more food for a growing human race will suffice…
“Nine hundred million people already go hungry and 2 billion people are malnourished in spite of the fact that per capita food production continues to increase,” they said. “With 70% of all available water being in agriculture, growing more food to feed an additional 2 billion people by 2050 will place greater pressure on available water and land.”
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Celebrities are always on the forefront of what’s to come, and if becoming an herbivore is the way of the future, they’re definitely ahead of their time.
GlobalGrind has compiled a list of 15 celebs, from Natalie Portman to our guy Russell Simmons, who are about that life – that vegetarian life.
Check it out below, and let us know what you think about going veggie!
Russell Simmons (Vegan)
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