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Sun Jan 5, 2020, 07:39 PM

58. We won't have much of a nature if factory farming continues at this pace

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Major study also finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population

The researchers found a global shift to a “flexitarian” diet was needed to keep climate change even under 2C, let alone 1.5C. This flexitarian diet means the average world citizen needs to eat 75% less beef, 90% less pork and half the number of eggs, while tripling consumption of beans and pulses and quadrupling nuts and seeds. This would halve emissions from livestock and better management of manure would enable further cuts.

In rich nations, the dietary changes required are ever more stark. UK and US citizens need to cut beef by 90% and milk by 60% while increasing beans and pulses between four and six times. However, the millions of people in poor nations who are undernourished need to eat a little more meat and dairy.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/10/huge-reduction-in-meat-eating-essential-to-avoid-climate-breakdown

This isn't the link I was looking but it is close enough including others on Google search results.

I'm not preaching here as you don't even have to go full vegan you could limit meat once a week or something like that. I'm just explaining why I do it. For me it is harm reduction including for our planet.

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