As the world continues to house billions of humans, resources are becoming more scarce and our current abundance of food will likely be an extinct luxury by 2050.
According to a study by the Stockholm International Water Institute released at the annual world water week in Stockholm, water used for crops and produce will not be available if the cur- rent trends of the westernized food industry continue.
The world population is ex-pected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, compared to the 6 billion people recorded in March 2012 by the United Nations Population Division Department.
As the water deficit progresses throughout the years, the new re- port published by SIWI claims re- solving the issue means cutting the current 20 percent intake of ani-
mal-based produce by 5 percent. “Personally, I don’t have any- thing against people that eat meat, it is just a personal choice,” nutri- tion senior Cynthia Twain said. “But once it affects the environ- ment; that is when I start worry- ing about people’s selfishness just because they like meat; we all live in the same planet afterall.” According to the institute’s re- port, as a consequence of excessive water consumption, there will not be enough water to feed and sus- tain animals, making meat-eating a luxury.