What people will be like without meat?
It is a fact that when we become too sufficient, we tend to buy more meat for meal. The demand for meat highly increases, as the result the supply is also extended to develop to meet the residents’ demand.
The consequence is the status of environmental pollution, climate change and difficulty of land use’s control.
Many people raise the question, what will happen if on someday, the whole world boycotts eating meat and in case people eat only vegetables?
In 2009, the researchers in Netherland Environmental Assessment Agency has launched a project of the status of climate change in case that people reduce the consumption of meat or event boycotting totally eating meat.
According to some statistics, the world consumes approximately 230 million ton of animal meat every year, this figure doubled in the past 30 years. We usually feed and use four mainkind of meat: chicken- beef- lamb and pork.
These kinds of animals also require a great number of food, drink and giant methane emission which contributing to warm the Earth.
Additionally, they discharge a load of organic waste into environment, causing environmental and water pollution. If this situation continues, our planet will become hotter and hotter.
Therefore, the experts assert, the boycott of meat helps reduce the cost of grain, carbonic gas emissions from agriculture to 21% by 2050 and increase renewable energy use.
Experts assert, though stopping eating meat can not completely prevent the warming of the Earth, it helps to reduce the climate change in the long run.
Another benefit that researchers mention is the huge parcel recovered from the animal husbandry.
Danish scientists have calculated that almost 30% of the Earth from freezing is used for cattle and grass as a food source for animals.
Accordingly, there will be about 2.7 billion hectares of husbandry land turning into natural, 100 million hectares of arable land used for livestock production will be freed if we abandon the habit of eating meat.
Third, the boycott of meat on a global will contribute to reducing the rate of antibiotic resistance. Currently, routine of antibiotic use in animal husbandry in unhygienic conditions is the main reason leading to weight gain and promoting antibiotic resistance in humans.
In 2013, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has statistics, there are at least 2 million Americans were infected each year due to antibiotic resistance.
Overusing antibiotics would increase the rate of drug resistance, leading to more serious infections caused by bacteria resistant to the medication, leading to treatment more difficult.
Another point experts want to mention is that if the world stopped the consumption of animal flesh in 1-2 centuries which is enough to help revive the economy.
Report of the United Nations in 2010 regarding environmental devastation caused by meat-eating yet, cattle meat production accounts for about 14% of the total GDP in the world.
However, the production and sale of animal products accounted for about 1.3 billion,in which 987 million people are poor. Therefore, if the demand for the consumption of meat products suddenly disappears, then these people will not know how to earn for living.
Although there are a lot of arguments, experts say that the scenario everyone images that all people in the world will not eat meat will not become a reality.
But each person should also try to partly reduce meat consumption. This action can help curb methane emissions from cattle, sheep and goats as well as the recovery of a portion of land for farming.
Since 2050, when the world population rises to 9 billion, if we do not recover 25% of the land used for livestock, we will no longer have a place to live.
By: Stephan Swift