Sustainability of plant-based diets: back to the future.

  title={Sustainability of plant-based diets: back to the future.},
  author={Joan Sabat{\'e} and Samuel Soret},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={100 Suppl 1},
  • J. Sabaté, S. Soret
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • Business, Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
Plant-based diets in comparison to diets rich in animal products are more sustainable because they use many fewer natural resources and are less taxing on the environment. Given the global population explosion and increase in wealth, there is an increased demand for foods of animal origin. Environmental data are rapidly accumulating on the unsustainability of current worldwide food consumption practices that are high in meat and dairy products. Natural nonrenewable resources are becoming scarce… 

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