The World Wildlife Fund Essay

1176 Words Nov 15th, 2014 null Page
By the year 2050, experts predicts that the world population would rise to about nine billion. ”To meet the needs of that many people, humans will have to produce as much food in the next 40 years as they have in the last 8000,” says Jason Clay, senior vice president of market transformation for the World Wildlife Fund (Ingeno 2013). This is clearly because our population is increasing enormously at an exponential rate. David Jenkins, professor in the Nutritional Sciences department at the University of Toronto, suggests that eating plants would not only lower cholesterol and blood pressure but also be more sustainable than livestock production for the future population. One of the reasons why experts like him agree with having to double crop production by 2050, is due to the increasing demand for crops to feed livestock. Through research, Jenkins offers some dietary methods, especially the Simian diet, which could help feed the population at that point in time.
By using the example of chimpanzees, Jenkins is able to provide an interesting outlook and comparison towards the human diet. Chimpanzees go by plant based food, even further, they go along with a high-fibre diet compared to humans’ low-fiber diet. According to Jenkins’ data, a high-fibre vegetable-based diet consists of 63 servings per day of fruits, nuts and vegetables. He also brings up the idea of how we, as humans, climbed up the food chain through the discovery of fire and rudimentary weapons that allowed…

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