Researchers calculated what would happen if the entire US stopped eating meat. It'd be like taki

Electing to not eat meat is a sure-fire way to reduce your impact on the environment.

The problem is that often, the diet that meets our nutritional needs isn't ideal for the planet.

"You could eat nothing but yellow corn — a crop that's grown in abundance, with reduced environmental impacts —but it would be catastrophic for your body to subsist on starch alone," environmental researcher Gidon Eshel told Business Insider.

But in a study published today in Scientific Reports, Eshel and his team report that it's possible to satisfy our nutritional needs without eating meat — and help the environment at the same time.

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