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August 08, 2019 - BBC

Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN

Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN
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A major report on land use and climate change says the West's high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming.

The document, prepared by 107 scientists for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that if land is used more effectively, it can store more of the carbon emitted by humans.

How much impact does food have?

  • A quarter of global emissions come from food
  • More than half of food emissions come from animal products

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