Over 950 million people in the world go hungry.
One child dies every five seconds of hunger-related causes.
This is because one third of the world's grain production is fed to farmed animals in rich countries.
It takes about 10kg of good quality plant protein – such as wheat and soya – to produce 1kg of meat protein.
The amount of vegetable protein fed to the US beef herd would feed almost the entire populations of India and China.
Most of the UK’s animal feed protein concentrates come from poor countries – often those where children die from starvation.
If Britain went vegetarian, less than half the farm land would be needed - vegan, less than a quarter!
If everybody ate a meat based diet, the kind that a lot of people in America and Britain eat today – you couldn’t even feed half of the world’s population. Yet if everybody became a vegetarian, you could feed the whole world and more.
It is estimated that 40 million tonnes of grain would be needed to end world hunger. This sounds like a lot, but 540 million tonnes of grain are fed to animals in the West!
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Questions about 'Feed the world'
Q: How much of the world’s grain is fed to farmed animals?
A: One third
Q: How many kg of good quality plant protein does it take to produce 1kg of meat protein?
Q: If everybody ate a vegetarian diet, would there be enough food for everybody?
Q: How many tonnes of grain would be needed to end world hunger?
A: 40 million
Q: How many tonnes of grain are fed to animals in the West?
A: 540 million