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

“But a global change is needed, he said: ‘I think we can do it, but we really need much more proactive governments to provide the right framework. People can make a personal difference by changing their diet, but also by knocking on the doors of their politicians and saying we need better environmental regulations – that is also very important. Do not let politicians off the hook.’ . . .

“Prof Tim Benton at the University of Leeds, who was not part of the research team, said: ‘Ultimately, we live on a finite planet, with finite resources. It is a fiction to imagine there is a technological solution allowing us to produce as much food as we might ever want, allowing us to overeat and throw food away.’ He said the environmental burden of the current food system ‘undermines the ability of future generations to live on a stable and ecologically rich planet’.”

FULL STORY published October 10, 2018 via The Guardian