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Avoid eating meat to prevent devastating climate change, scientists call

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The humanity has to considerably cut its meat consumption to prevent devastating climate change, scientists found in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment.

French news agency AFP reported that a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature offers the most comprehensive look yet at just how bad intensive agriculture is for the planet and suggested that the Western world would need to cut its meat intake by 90% to avoid undermining Earth’s ability to sustain an anticipated 10 billion people by 2050.

The food industry that produces damaging greenhouse gases from livestock, ruins enormous swathes of forests and uses unsustainable amounts of water is a key factor in to climate change.

If the consumption of meat is not reduced radically, researches believe, the food industry’s already large impact on the environment could increase by as much as 90% by mid-century.


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