“An Oxford University study (http://garyhaq.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/the-impact-of-the-meat-on-our-plate/www.foe.co.uk/resource/reports/healthy_planet_eating.pdf) funded by Friends of the Earth showed that more than 45,000 lives a year could be saved if everyone ate meat no more than two or three times a week.”
Everyone should really think about this!
FROM Paul McCartney to Lord Stern, more people are promoting the benefits of a meatless society.
Meat production not only contributes to climate change and land degradation but is also a cause of air and water pollution and biodiversity loss. The farming industry accounts for nine per cent of UK total greenhouse gases, half of which come from sheep, cows and goats. Is the meat on our plate really worth the impact on the planet?
Deforestation, manure and livestock flatulence all contribute to global warming and are associated with excessive meat consumption.
As nations become richer, they tend to eat more meat and more livestock has to be raised to keep up with the demand.
In turn, more grazing land is required and more forests are cut down to expand farmland. As trees get the chop the carbon dioxide that they have absorbed over their lifetime is eventually released back…
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