The Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) has predicted that the production of animal products would have to double to meet global demand in 2050. This prediction raised questions about the negative impact of a doubling of meat production on global sustainability. A new paper by David R. Williams and colleagues, published in Nature Sustainability, concluded that future demand for food, animal feed, fiber and bioenergy crops is likely to massively escalate threats to biodiversity. This led WellBeing International to re-examine the needs of animal agriculture using an analysis on global land use published by Oxford University’s Our World in Data team.
Rowan, Andrew N.
"Impact of Animal Agriculture on Land Use,"
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Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/wbn/vol2/iss11/2