|Friday, 08.09.2017 14:30-15:20 Room A|
|The "Livestock Revolution" and it`s dire consequence on global hunger and climate change|
Global consumption of animal-sourced foods is drastically increasing – the so-called "Livestock Revolution." While the "increases" largely stem from emerging lower- and middle-income countries, the per capita consumption rates in higher-income countries set an unsustainable and destructive standard that exacerbates global hunger and intensifies climate change.
This presentation will outline some of the tangible connections between the animal consumption/production, global food security, and climate change. It will also take a critical look at the focus of world leaders on "increases" among the world`s lower-income populations, to the neglect of "current" exorbitant consumption rates among the world`s higher-income populations. Included will points about the deceptive use of statistics and a critique of solutions that focus on switching to grass-fed production methods.