Emily Horing Brown U, United States of America
Meat production is the single largest obstacle affecting global food access. It requires immense amounts of land to grow food that is then fed to animals that in turn provide a fraction of the calories to the consumer, wasting hundreds of tons of grains, destroying farmland, and negatively impacting the environment. Yet, even socially and environmentally conscious Americans eat more meat than is recommended and scoff at the 'incompleteness' of a vegetarian meal. So we asked ourselves, if we can't convince people to stop eating meat, how can we drastically reduce the amount of meat consumed while still satisfying the average meat-eater? Our team, Meat Less, hopes to address this question as we begin to learn more about meat-eating habits and culture.
Our team consists of four students from different academic backgrounds with a common interest in food and food production. As Brown University seniors, we feel this is a good opportunity for us to apply ourselves in an interdisciplinary team to a real-world project that we are passionate about. We look forward to learning more about our topic and coming up with a great solution!