The production of meat is a resource-intensive process, requiring large amounts of water and land. As a whole, agriculture is also one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases, partially because of that land use.
“Collectively, all animals reared for consumption require an estimated 32.1 million km² to grow; land area approximately equivalent to the size of Africa.”
By 2030, land savings could be up to approximately 8 million km², the equivalent landmass of Australia, if the world adopts alternative proteins in place of meat at the projected growth of the global alternative proteins market.
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