Science and Technology : World may be forced to go vegetarian by 2050, scientists say

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    ... Plus, water is bad for your health if not filtered (
    reverse osmosis is best). Currently, efforts are being made to convert seawater into drinkable water, smh...

    World may be forced to go vegetarian by 2050, scientists say

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    Cattle drink from a water tank in Tallula, Ill., Aug. 3, 2012. (Seth Perlman/AP)



    By the year 2050, you may be forced to become a vegetarian. That is, if Sweden's water scientists are to be believed.
    According to the Stockholm International Water Institute, "There will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected 9 billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in western nations."
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/vegetarian-2050-190426669.html





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    I think that you need to get your water facts in order my brother or at least investigate all information regarding such. Ok, I'm out again....I wouldn't have logged on but I saw this incorrect info that has a direct effect on our lives and had to address it. Also, go to youtube and find videos by Dr. Mona Harrison. I'm Outty!...Htp!!
     

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    Many countries already have desalination plants which do exactly that - make salt water into drinkable water. Most notably, Australia.

    Many other countries are also in the process of building them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desali..._facilities_and_facilities_under_construction
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... Thanks brother, but can you be more specific?



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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ...
    Billion-plus people to lack water in 2050: study
    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/billion-plus-people-to-lack-water-in-2050-study.65892/#post-729825



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    I left you a PDF on my post with all that information...didn't you see it???
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ...That's not what I'm talking about, but this:


    What water facts did I mention are not in order?



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    Girly men are grass eaters. A true African warrior eats his meat. :10900:
     
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    This one....(reverse osmosis is best)...reverse osmosis only produces "dead water" so don't take it personal....just continue doing what you're doing because your intent is all good. We simply understand that what THEY GIVE OUT TO THE MASSES IS NEVER AS IT SHOULD BE...AFTER ALL, THE ELITE ARE USING OUR ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE TO RUN TO WORLD....not make the world equal with them.
     
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    Could this be a scare tactic to have people panic and accept what governments already have in place to change the way food is produced? Maybe there is a plan in place to shift from traditional farms to raise food in laboratories. With all the talk about pink slime recently, maybe the food industry is ready to substitute real meat for that at a greater rate. What do astronauts eat while in space? Just curious.

    Anyway, I may not be around to witness it but I doubt seriously that the world will go vegan in 2050. People may learn to cut back on meat consumption, particularly red meat, but I don't believe people who enjoy eating meat will give it up entirely. If what the scientists predict is true and cattle (beef) will still be a mass-produced food source, countries might resort to food rations like America did during WWII, until an alternative is found. This might mean that people won't be able to purchase meat as they currently do. There may be assigned "meat" days when you can purchase it--and even then you will be dramatically affected by the price. The wealthy vs. the poor--again. Even without the current drought, the price of meat has steadily been increasing for years and people continue to pay for it, or what they think is "meat."

    Giving up meat (or some meat) won't be the worst thing that could happen to Black people, in my opinion. I think we eat way too much as it is and it's proven not to be good for us. However, in all fairness, there are some studies that report a few benefits to eating meat, such as increase in muscular development and strength, and increase in intelligence. But weigh that against the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer due to the high saturated fat in meats and it might make a whole lot of sense to cut back.

    But I know this may be easier said than done. Why? Because I also think that fat can be addictive and meats are high in saturated fat as I stated earlier. Sometimes you can look at a piece of sizzling meat on a grill and smell it and you begin to salivate. I read a study that revealed that rats given access to high-fat foods showed some of the same characteristics as animals hooked on cocaine or heroin--and found it hard to quit even when given electric shocks. Now I know we're not lab rats but what if eating fat has the same affect on us?

    Just as important,though, is our planet. We can't afford to deplete our healthy water supply or continue to pollute the planet due to huge amounts of animal waste, methane gas caused by manure dumps, ammonia gases, toxic chemicals from pesticides and exhaust from farm equipment.

    So, I don't know what to think. Is this just a scare tactic or is it real?
     
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