Rich nations must eat less meat to tackle climate change


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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