The Anaconda Standard in Anaconda, Montana ran a piece on January 11, 1914 titled, "How Things Will Be in the Twenty-First Century." The story states the fairly common belief that the world would move away from meat consumption.
Cooking, perhaps, will not be done at all on any large scale at home.....and cooking will be a much less disgusting process than it is now. We shall not do most of our cooking by such a wasteful and unwholesome method as boiling, whereby the important soluble salts of nearly all food are thrown away. As animal food will have been wholly abandoned before the end of this century, the debris of the kitchen will be much more manageable than at present.
In 1980 Americans Will Eat Less Beef (1928)