西方飲食方式是不可持續的! Western Diet Unsustainable for Planet!

  在這星球,西方飲食方式是不可持續的 2013年8月12日 sustainable diet根據一項由明尼蘇達大學環境研究所做的新報告,人類若食用更多動物產品,就不大可能養活將來的子孫。從全球範圍來看,在2030年,肉類和乳製品的消費將分別增加68%和57%。這個對動物產品的需求增加,原因不僅來自人口增長,還有世界人口的日益富裕,因而從穀物為主的飲食,改變為以動物為主的飲食(肉類,乳製品和蛋)。 對比植物性食物為主的飲食,動物產品的生產需要更多的土地和資源。現時全球所有農業用地的75%是用於生產畜牧的。食用更多的動物產品將對環境、未來的糧食供應及世界衛生帶來負面影響。 此外,食用更多的動物產品會增加心臟病,糖尿病和癌症的機會。 原文在此     Western Diet Unsustainable for Planet August 12, 2013 The more animal products people consume, the less likely we are to feed future generations, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Globally, meat and dairy consumption is expected to increase by 68 and 57 percent, respectively, by 2030. Increased demand for animal products stems not only from population growth, but from increasing affluence among the world’s population, which has shifted from grain-based diets to animal-based diets (meat, dairy products, and eggs). Production of animal products requires more land and resources than plant-based foods, and now 75 percent of all agricultural land is used for animal production. The negative consequences of consuming more animal products affect the environment and future food availability, as well as world health. Greater animal product consumption is associated with increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Cassidy ES, West PC, Gerber JS, Foley JA. Redefining agricultural yields: from tonnes to people nourished per hectare. Environ Res Lett. 2013;8:1-8. original article here