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Default Vegetarian Bill Gates: 'Livestock produces 51% of world's greenhouse gases'

Vegetarian Bill Gates: 'Livestock produces 51% of world's
greenhouse gases'

By Samantha Chang
The Examiner
March 21, 2013

"The future of meat is vegan."
Credits: Bill Gates blog

Billionaire Bill Gates is a vegetarian who has become a
vocal advocate for a plant-based diet. Gates says a
vegetarian diet is healthier and more environmentally
friendly than a meat-based diet, and notes that the
production of meat is responsible for over half the
greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

"[Moving toward a vegetarian diet is] important too in
light of the environmental impacts of large-scale meat
and dairy production, with livestock estimated to produce
nearly 51% of the world’s greenhouse gases," Gates
blogged on Mashable March 21.

"The global population is on track to reach nine billion
by 2050. What are all those people going to eat? With
billions of people adding more animal protein to their
diets -- meat consumption is expected to double by 2050 --
it seems clear that arable land for raising livestock
won’t be able to keep up."

Gates, the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft and co-
chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, regularly
blogs about the future of food on his website, Gates
Notes.

Video - Bill Gates makes environmental case for
vegetarian diet

Bill says there are great innovations taking place in
food production that can create delicious plant-based
meat substitutes that mimic the taste and texture of
meat.

"Food scientists are now creating meat alternatives that
truly taste like -- and have the same “mouth feel” -- as
their nature-made counterparts," says Gates. "All this
innovation could be great news for people concerned about
health problems related to over-consumption of fat, salt
and cholesterol."

Gates, 57, says the innovations can also help with
hunger-relief efforts in poor countries. In 2012, the
Gates Foundation announced plans to invest in
genetically-modified agriculture to combat world hunger.

While the move has been criticized by some, Gates insists
a plant-based diet is the cornerstone of superior health,
hunger relief, and is better for the environment.

"There are thousands of plant proteins in the world, and
many of them have yet to be explored for use in the
production of meat alternatives," he says. "I’m hopeful
that we can begin to meet the demand for a protein-rich
diet in a new way. We’re just at the beginning of
enormous innovation in this space."

More at:

http://www.examiner.com/article/vege...atesvegetarian

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Om Shanti

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