Alan B. Durning and Holly Brough
Worldwatch Institute, Washington D.C.
"A meat-fed world now appears a chimera. World grain production has
grown more slowly than population since 1984, and farmers lack new
methods for repeating the gains of the 'green revolution.' Supporting
the world's current population of 5.4 billion people on an
American-style diet would require two-and-a-half times as much grain as
the world's farmers produce for all purposes. A future world of 8
billion to 14 billion people eating the American ration of 220 grams of
grain-fed meat a day can be nothing but a flight of fancy."
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