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Western diet's spread bad for health, climate? It doesn't have to happen
Western diet's spread bad for health, climate? It doesn't have to happen

Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development. If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff will have to call out to the world's farms and fisheries for lots more meat, poultry and fish, and a whole lot more sugar. They'll be scaling back their orders for the fruits, vegetables and legumes that have been a mainstay of poorer countries' diets for eons. Putting all this food on the table, says a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, will drive an escalation of forests cleared for increased meat...

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