So, what’s World Meat Free Day? It’s simple, experts say that by 2050 the world’s population is set to increase to over 9 billion people*. That’s 30% higher than today. If we don’t make any changes to our diet by then, the increase in meat production is forecast to reach 200 million tonnes**. This demand simply cannot be met. So, could YOU go meat free just for one day on the 13th June, so you can see not only the impact it can have on your health and the environment, but also how delicious and easy it can be, so that you consider going meat free more often in the future.
At Hornett Wholefoods of course we know how delicious going meat free can be, our shop is 100% meat free and we want to give everybody the opportunity to sample meat free alternatives. So, on World Meat Free Day, come and get some tasty food and some info, ideas and recipies; we’re even giving away free hot drinks too. Also our ‘guess the beans’ competition will be on, so you could even win a meat free hamper!
Here’s why even giving up meat for just one meal is good for the planet and you:
- Enough carbon emissions to boil a kettle 388 times
- The daily water usage of nine people
- Up to 11g of fat, equivalent to two whole teaspoons of butter
- Up to 90 calories, about as much as two rich tea biscuits
*The United Nations (UN) recently released population projections based on data until 2012 and a Bayesian probabilistic methodology. Analysis of this data reveals that, contrary to previous literature, the world population is unlikely to stop growing this century. There is an 80% probability that the world population, now 7.2 billion people, will increase to between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion in 2100. This uncertainty is much smaller than the range from the traditional UN high and low variants. Much of the increase is expected to happen in Africa, in part due to higher fertility rates and a recent slowdown in the pace of fertility decline. Also the ratio of working-age people to older people is likely to decline substantially in all countries, even those that currently have young populations.
**vs. plant based proteins