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<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2618973&page=1" target="_blank">http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2618973&page=1</a><br><br><br><br>
Fifty percent will be vegetarian?...<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Some of the changes will be modest.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Dark chocolate, long recognized as both a rich indulgence and a health food, will dominate stores and homes alike. Milk chocolate will be largely a historical curiosity.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
The optimal dose of red wine will be known, and its health effects relative to other libations will be fully elaborated.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
At long last, nutritionists will be able to determine the optimal dose of vitamin E. Trans fat will have been eliminated entirely from the food supply. Food-borne infections will have been drastically reduced by use of bacteriophages (viruses that attack bacteria) and radiation.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Of course, this will be after years spent convincing the public that these techniques are indeed safe.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Food labels will have been revised to reveal at a glance the overall nutritional quality of any packaged food. Public school cafeterias will offer healthful foods in two categories: mixed diets and vegetarian. Organic farming will represent more than half of all agricultural productivity in the United States, and 40 percent to 50 percent of the population will be vegetarian.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Some realms of nutrition will have changed much more dramatically.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nutrigenomics the prescription of foods and nutrient supplements based on analysis of individual genetic risk factors will have gone from a dream to a breakthrough analysis to a routine procedure.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nutrigenomic analysis will be part of a standard medical checkup, culminating in a detailed printout offering tailored recommendations. With this power in their hands, doctors will be reimbursed for offering dietary counseling, and will be able to dispense worthwhile advice.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Functional foods will abound. Insights about nutrient effects on everything from weight and blood pressure to aging, memory and eyesight will have long been used to create bio-engineered "super foods."<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
The packages of these foods will be emblazoned with claims about the specific genes for which they are designed, in the same way today's frozen entrees are marketed toward specific diets like low-carb and South Beach.
 

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yes. And by 1980 we were all supposed to have flying cars and machines that made our food in pill form and nutritionally complete.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think so.
 

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I don't know.. looking at organic foods trends, it doesn't seem impossible. People are getting more concerned with their health, which could lead to vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
Let's be hopeful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Vahevalarain</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This certainly would be nice. Let's cross our fingers and hope!</div>
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Hey! I know you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> awesome.
 

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I am in the "I wish" catergory but speaking with people I highly doubt this will happen.<br><br>
The belief in the omni diet is too strong. Health concerns have nothing to do with it, because in their viewpoint, the omni diet is healthy..Lean meat and fish anyone?.<br><br><br><br>
Furthermore from what I've seen percentage of veg*ns seem to remain the same over long time spans. There are people going veg and veg people going back to being omni.
 

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Well, eating meat at the rate US citizens are is not sustainable. It takes a lot of water and resources. The environment may dictate that people change their habits, even if ethics don't.
 

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I agree, unfortunately. I think that the only thing that will get Americans to accept widespread vegetarianism is if our land and resources become so degraded as to make large-scale livestock farming impossible.<br><br><br><br>
I think the same thing about the oil industry. The only thing that will get us to institute alternative fuel on any wide basis will be if the oil reserves run out.
 

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From anyone who is new and attends any sort of AR/veg event it seems at first that there's major progress going on and people are going veg left and right.<br><br>
Then later you learn that it's just perceived progress and I feel meant to make it feel that way so that more people get involved in AR causes.<br><br><br><br>
After you've been to a few, you learn that this "progress" has likley started before you were born and never happened that way.
 

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<i><span><i><b>I just wish that there will be lots of clean soil to plant our veggies. Our soil needs rehabilitation too pesticides free. Well i feel people will come up will lots of suggestions later. Good luck!</b></i></span></i>
 
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