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A new study has uncovered problems surrounding our current food system's land use and how this interplays with world hunger issues. The research revealed that swapping animal-based items with vegan food could feed an additional 350 million people.

The study, published by the National Academy of Sciences, examined data from 2000 to 2010. The data included the eating patterns of the American population, as well as information regarding agricultural production and its land use.

The researchers theorized about the effect of removing beef, pork, chicken, dairy, and eggs from American diets, and replacing these with "equally nutritious alternatives", which were all plant-based. The study revealed that if the land used for raising livestock was used to grow plants instead, the amount of food produced could feed more than twice as many people.
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