“We grow enough edible grain to provide 50% more than is required for every person in the world. Most of this edible grain is used to feed animals for meat, dairy and egg production. As a result, the price of grain has risen by hundreds of percent in recent years, pricing poor people out of the market for basic foods.
The world’s cattle alone consume enough food to feed 8.7 billion people - more than the entire human population.”
From ‘Eating up the World’ by Vegetarian Network Victoria, a human rights perspective on the consumption of animal products.
(Reference: UNFAO, 2006. Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)