‘Meating’ in the middle on the ‘meat vs vegetarian’ diet debate at the climate change summit this week
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‘Meating’ in the middle on the ‘meat vs vegetarian’ diet debate at the climate change summit this week

What might seem like a silver bullet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions risks undermining other development goals such as ending hunger, improving health and eliminating poverty. We cannot ignore the important role that animal-source foods play, especially in developing countries, when we talk about tackling climate change. Instead we need to find a middle ground. Continue reading

Can we eat meat and still reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
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Can we eat meat and still reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Cattle and figures, Laas Geel cave complex, Somaliland, Somalia. This opinion piece is written by Alain Vidal, director of strategic partnerships at CGIAR. Our global food production system—which includes, in addition to crop farming, raising livestock and deforesting lands to grow livestock feed and other crops—is responsible for about a quarter of the greenhouse gases produced … Continue reading