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UN Recommends Plant-Based Diet To Tackle Climate Change

by | August 9, 2019

A UN report recommends radically reducing meat consumption and adopting a more plant-based diet to decrease risk of drought and famine.

The report — compiled by 103 climate experts from 52 countries and released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week — says a more plant-based diet is crucial to curbing greenhouse gas emissions. It warns also that, unless moves are made to combat climate change, crop shortages, famine, land degradation, rising sea levels and cyclones are significantly more likely.

A switch to a more plant-based diet, however, could result in benefits such as decreased land use and emissions, improved environmental standing, and a healthier population.

Many Climate Justice Protesters Support A Plant-Based Diet
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The report did not only focus on appropriate choices in terms of what to eat, but called for a decrease in food waste, which it says accounts for a significant percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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One Response to “UN Recommends Plant-Based Diet To Tackle Climate Change”

  1. Rebecca
    August 14th, 2019 @ 7:23 am

    It is about time the world gets with the program. I am reasonably sure that the US was NOT one of the 52 countries. We need to do better or storms, loss of lives, and property damage will increase.. It is not enough to stop driving the SUV we need to do more.

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