What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year? According to Rachel Nuwer, if we stopped consuming red meat as a population, greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by 25%-33% and we would get back more than 8 billion acres of land for uses like wildlife and housing. But if something like this happened over a short period of time, there would be several negative impacts on the economy. There are places in the world that can only support livestock. Places where the earth cannot support the growth of crops. In addition to the environment and economy, there would be impacts on one’s health. If we all went vegetarian by 2050, Nuwer says there would be a “global mortality reduction by 6-10%”. Would the benefits of going “not meat” be worth the costs? What lengths would you go to, to preserve our world?