FACT CHECK: Did The World Economic Forum Publish This Graphic Depicting Diets In 2030?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A photo shared on Facebook purportedly shows a graphic from the World Economic Forum (WEF) describing what diets will look like in 2030, including “intermittent fasting” and “micro livestock.”

Verdict: False

This image is digitally fabricated. No such graphic or data can be found on the WEF website or verified social media accounts.

Fact Check:

The WEF has recently called for a reduction in private vehicle ownership in an effort to reduce reliance on metals and encourage use of renewable energy supplies, according to Fox Business. The organization has also expressed concern regarding food shortages due to ongoing world events.

The Facebook image allegedly shows a graphic from the WEF describing what diets will look like in 2030. The graph claims that “intermittent fasting” will be prevalent, saying “we will eat 40% less food in 2030 to meet Net Zero. This is good for waistlines and good for the planet. You can eat nothing and be happy.”

The image also claims that people will eat more insects, fresh fruits, seed oils and vegetables will be replaced by supplements and a third of proteins will come from “soy-based proteins, lab-grown meat, and upcycled citizens.” (RELATED: Did The World Economic Forum Issue A Memo About ‘Phase I’ Of The Great Reset?)

This image is fabricated. The graphic cannot be found on the WEF’s website or verified social media accounts. Although the WEF published an article in 2016 titled “What will we eat in 2030?” it does not show the graphic or discuss any of its claims made in the Facebook image.

A spokesperson for WEF told Reuters that the graph was fabricated and was not published by the organization.

Check Your Fact has reached out to the WEF for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

This is not the first time false claims regarding the organization’s principles have circulated on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim suggesting a memo from the WEF detailed “phase I” of its “Great Reset” program.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter


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