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Currently, the world eats far too much meat, with a large percentage of the total grain production and water and energy usage of the world going to livestock. For example, the average American consumes and estimated 3,747 calories a day, 1200-1500 calories over the recommendations, much of which comes from animal products and highly processed foods, which use much more energy than potatoes, rice, fruits, and vegetables. Eating less meat and smarter meats would lower energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and improve soil quality.

There are already a number of other options out there
Luckily, there has been a resurgence in the grass-fed beef and other lower impact alternatives for high energy meats. There are already a number of other options out there for those used to eating energy-intense meats. It is also not nearly as rare as you might think to be eating almost exclusively plant protein. More than two-thirds of the world's population already sustains itself on a primarily plant-based diet, but there are many places in the world where demand for meat is increasing.

Check out some of the graphics below (coming soon!) to learn the current state of meat consumption around the world today.

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