The best way to save the planet? Drop meat and dairy

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:00

The Guardian today published an article highlighting the paper published last week in Science by Oxfords very own Joseph Poore and his collegaue Thomas Nemecek from LCA Research Group, Switzerland. They revealed that while some kinds of meat and dairy production are more damaging than others, all are more harmful to the living world than growing plant protein. It shows that animal farming takes up 83% of the world’s agricultural land, but delivers only 18% of our calories. A plant-based diet cuts the use of land by 76% and halves the greenhouse gases and other pollution that are caused by food production.

 

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