"So even though a meat-free world sounds good on paper, it is likely that a utopian future will still have some animal products in it. And we are talking meat, not just milk and eggs." The New Scientist's recent feature on vegetarianism and the environment examines common claims made in favor of a no-meat diet and finds that, if everyone suddenly went veggie, the results would not be so lovely. Taking crop land used to feed animals out of production would create food insecurity; less usable manure would adversely impact farmers; tertiary benefits of animals, many enjoyed by the third world, would disappear; and a transition to vegetarian diet still requires the production, and therefore slaughter, of animals.