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You hear it a lot. PETA claims it. Others claim it. The basic claim is that if everybody went vegan, we could feed 10 billion people. However this only takes into account that we are currently feeding a lot of crops to cattle. What it doesn't take into account is that modern agriculture is not in the least sustainable (artificial fertilizers use fossile resources, top soil is slowly depleting etc). So, to phrase this correctly: Does anybody have numbers on how many people we could feed sustainably if humans went vegan? (Disregarding the whole science backing the claim that vegan diet is unhealthy etc, just assuming it were).

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    If PETA claim this, it should be easy to find and show natability – Jamiec Sep 26 '16 at 12:43
  • @matt_black they can't even produce enough to feed themselves, despite having all the resources to do so available (either natively and/or shipped in as foreign aid). You'd think there'd be a massive incentive to at least feed yourself, but apparently there isn't (and yes, the foreign aid IS a disincentive to feed themselves). – jwenting Sep 27 '16 at 6:17
  • @Jamiec Is this off topic because OP isn't able to cite where the claim is being made? – corsiKa Sep 27 '16 at 21:00
  • dupe of skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/525/… – vartec Sep 27 '16 at 23:42

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