Article | October 15, 2017

Water Intense Meat Production Processes Will Have To Change

Source: KLa Systems
Water Intense Meat Production Processes Will Have To Change

A few years back, the Secretary of the International Farm Management Association (IFMA) announced that if the world’s population consumed food in the same manner as the citizens of the U.S., we would need 6 planet earths to keep up with demand. Now we know that the traditional diet of hamburgers, steaks and all-you-can-eat buffets across America’s heartland is slowly being diversified by a growing number of eating options, many far greener, i.e. Salad Works.  But as the planet’s population explodes (expected to grow by 29 percent from 7.6 billion to 9.8 billion over the next 30 years) and the rising middle class of India, China and other Asian countries begins to eat more protein-rich diets, are we heading towards a critical tipping point in world food production?