The average person in Britain eats more than three times the government's recommended 70 grams of red or processed meat each day.
ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich countries should encourage consumers to eat less meat and help farmers become more environmentally-friendly, campaigners said on Tuesday as pressure mounts to limit global warming.
Livestock - largely cattle raised for beef and milk - are responsible for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says.
"If we want earth's temperature rise to stay below 2 degrees, especially below 1.5 degrees ... then we need to tackle this overconsumption of animal products," said Nusa Urbancic, campaign director of Changing Markets Foundation, a lobby group....Read more
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