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Ditching meat could release vital land to produce energy and remove carbon from the atmosphere – new study

By Oscar Rueda, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University
Laura Scherer, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University
A radical reduction in the amount of meat, dairy and other products sourced from animals is possible in the coming decades, as people turn to an increasing variety of alternatives. This would unlock vast amounts of land currently used to rear animals and to grow crops that feed them.

We recently published research that considered what might happen if demand for animal products really did decrease and the newly released agricultural land was instead used to grow crops for renewable energy and carbon removal.…The Conversation

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