You really REALLY think that people eating less meat would reduce farming scale in any way?
Thats just... so cute (being kind here).
Hint: high value land use for livestock is very small compared to total farming, and also tends to be concentrated on poorer land.
Hence, if you want to save your wilderness (which, if it is forests, is usually on better quality land), then time to stop eating
those grains and vegetables! they use far FAR more land area, and are the primary cause of deforestation.
Yes, I know that doesnt fit in with you 'I'm a vegetarian, so *I* am saving the planet!' worldview, but suck it up - its the simple
facts of farming. Livestock farming is much lower impact that crop farming.
So yes, thinking about what you eat - and avoid most of the vegetarian diet if you actually want to make an impact on the scale
of farm land use..
Oh, and by the way, water use is also much lower for livestock compared to dietary value (hint: they dont CONSUME water, they
drink it, and believe it or not they then return it to the paddock, helpfully converted to a farm that helps the grass grow - amazing aint
Perhaps if you spent a little time actually on farms, this would all be clear - however I suspect your inner city apartment is much more
your speed, right? VeganCyclist? I thought so. wouldnt want to get dirty now would we.