Eating the Earth

Eating the Earth

Over a given time period, our planet produces a finite amount of resources. Trees, food, oxygen, and everything else are created at a balanced, natural rate. If we consume more than what is produced, we start to damage the Earth's ability to renew itself. Because one of the main ways we use the planet's resources is through our diets, we've examined what effects diets from around the world are having on the planet, by showing what would happen if everyone on earth ate the same food. As you can see, if everyone ate like Americans, we would be using nearly four planet's worth of resources by 2050.

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Posted Dec 22, 2010
 
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