Calories delivered per calories produced

Halving world consumption of grain-fed meat could feed two billion more people

By : Eating Better
Sep 23, 2013

A new study from the University of Minnesota concludes:

  • Globally, 36 per cent of agricultural calories are fed to animals

  • Halving world consumption of grain-fed meat could feed two billion more people

  • Nutrition-driven agriculture would produce far less meat, dairy and biofuels

See Emily Cassidy, lead author of the study talk about the research and its findings in this video. Click on the image to view.

 

Reference: Redefining agricultural yields: from tonnes to people nourished per hectare

Emily S Cassidy et al 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 034015 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034015