I was a bit shocked by the figures in this editorial in today's Guardian
where it says "The British eat 85kg of meat a year; in newly rich but often vegetarian India, that figure falls to 3kg. The problem is not population numbers but consumption, and here the west punches well above its weight."
I gather other newly-affluent countries such as China are tending to increase their consumption of meat, which even not particularly pro-vegan sources expect to put a strain on the world's resources (to say nothing of the other objections to meat-eating).
I wonder what, if anything, could be done to break the link between affluence and meat-eating? India seems to have cracked it but I guess that's because people are vegetarian for religious reasons there?