According to a study, eating lab-grown meat or ground-up insects reduces carbon emissions and water use while also increasing natural habitat areas.

Based on the study, if such foods were consumed instead of the usual European diet, environmental pressures would be reduced by more than 80%. However, the desire of customers to change their dietary patterns is unknown. A variety of non-traditional meals are being developed to provide environmentally friendly diets that are high in protein, less in water, and land. Several of these objects were evaluated for their nutritional properties, as well as three environmental pressures: water usage, land use, and prospective carbon emissions.

The study, which appeared in the journal Nature Food, looked at new foods that are expected to become more widespread in our diets in the coming years and discovered that many of them rely on high-tech methods to “grow” animal and plant cells in bioreactors. Several studies have shown that eating a plant-based diet is beneficial to your health as well as the environment.