Why The World Must Go Vegetarian

Vernon Coleman

The world's population is growing constantly - particularly in Asia. As the world gets wealthier (particularly in China and India) more and more people will start eating meat (because they want to do what is considered fashionable in the West).

And so much of the world's supply of grains will be used to fatten up animals.

But, at the same time, the global shortage of oil will also mean that a good deal of corn will be used to create ethanol as an oil substitute.

This will mean that the cost of grains will go up.

In addition, of course, global warming will mean that growing crops will become more difficult. This will also add to the price of corn.

Finally, remember: cows produce methane which also increases global warming. That's another reason why the world will have to become vegetarian.

The surge towards meat eating will exacerbate the world's problems.

Most of the world's population will eventually be forced to become vegetarian.

As global warming continues so there will be an increasing shortage of crops suitable to feed to animals. Growing grains to feed to animals to eat the animals is very inefficient.

One hundred acres of land will produce enough beef for 20 people but enough wheat to feed 240 people.

Copyright Vernon Coleman April 23rd 2007

Read more about vegetarian eating in Food for Thought by Vernon Coleman. (Available from all good bookshops including the shop on this website.)