The World Economic Forum is urging people to ditch meat and other foods deemed to be harmful to the planet and instead consume “climate beneficial foods” such as seaweed, algae and cacti.
The announcement came as the World Economic Forum (WEF) finished up its summit of global elitists in Davos, Switzerland, in 2022.
The WEF proposed alternatives to a food system that it claimed is responsible for two-thirds of global carbon dioxide emissions in a video summary shared to Twitter.
According to the organization’s starter list, algae is “an ideal replacement for meat” because it has a “carbon-negative profile” and is high in “essential fatty acids, high vitamin and antioxidant content,” and it has a “carbon-negative profile.”
Cacti also contain “large quantities of vitamins C and E, carotenoids, fibre, and amino acids,” according to the guide, and are already widely consumed in Mexico.
“This food crisis is real, and we must find solutions,” said Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
The World Economic Forum published two articles on its website in December 2020 that examined at how people could be conditioned to accept eating weeds, bugs, and sewage water in order to reduce CO2 emissions.