People are re-looking their diets and plant based lifestyles is a trendy choice, but new research suggests there isn’t enough fruit and vegetables out there for everyone.
The study was done at the University of Guelph and the team of researchers compared what nutritionists suggest be our daily allowance of fruit and veg and compared it to what was being produced by farmers across the globe.
The Science Daily reports that it wouldn’t even be feasible if everyone decided to go on a plant based diet.
"We simply can't all adopt a healthy diet under the current global agriculture system," said study co-author Prof. Evan Fraser, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and director of U of G's Arrell Food Institute. "Results show that the global system currently overproduces grains, fats and sugars, while production of fruits and vegetables and, to a smaller degree, protein is not sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of the current population."
But the study did further calculations and researchers tallied how much land is currently used for farming and still we come up short.
Science Daily reports: “They found that we now produce 12 servings of grains per person instead of the recommended eight; five servings of fruits and vegetables instead of 15; three servings of oil and fat instead of one; three servings of protein instead of five; and four servings of sugar instead of none.”