Meat grown: Eating a favorite of meat grown in the lab or processed insects can lead to significant savings from carbon dioxide and water. As well as freeing the earth for environmental use.
That is the discovery of research that calculates the natural benefits of “raw” foods that hit our plates.
Scientists say that global stress can be reduced by more than 80% with such diets. Compared with the average European diet.
But it is not yet clear whether consumers will want to change their diet.
Abundant foods are developed for the purpose of providing protein-rich foods and other nutrients. While being gentle in the world by using less water and soil.
Finnish scientists have studied the food profile of some of these products and are looking. At three environmental pressures: water use, land and possible carbon emissions.
They claim that replacing meat, milk, and other animal products with other foods may reduce these effects by more than 80%. While providing a complete range of nutrients that are more important than just vegetarian or vegan diets.
But they also found that low-tech solutions. Such as reducing meat and eating more vegetables, had a similar effect on the planet.
“With significant reduction in animal feed intake and replacement of novel or future food. And different protein sources grown on plants. You can have a significant reduction in environmental impacts on global warming. Land use and water use,” said Rachel Mazac of the organization. University of Helsinki.
But he said there was “similar savings in effects on vegan diets”. And with a 75% reduction in diet from animals, “you can have about 75% reduction in all your effects”.
The study, published in Nature Food. Examined new foods that are expected to be a major part of our diet in the coming years. Many of which rely on technological methods to “grow” animal and plant cells in bioreactors.
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Groundflies and crickets
Egg white from chicken cells grown in the lab
A species of seaweed called kelp
Protein powders made from mushrooms or germs
Milk, meat and berries grow from the cells.
Dr Asaf Tzachor of the University of Cambridge, who was not part of the research team, said that although these “promises” were obtained, consumers’ reluctance to change their diet could “delay, or actually prevent, this much-needed change”.
Numerous studies have shown that going to a plant-based diet has both health and planetary benefits.
A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends switching to nutritious foods such as grains and legumes. As well as a balanced diet of meat and milk products.