Food strategy for England calls for big cut in meat consumption

Food strategy for England calls for big cut in meat consumption

The government-commissioned review lays out the damage our diet and farming system wreaks on the environment

The new food strategy for England, commissioned by the government, lays out in stark detail the damage the current food and farming system wreaks on the environment, as well as our health. It is the biggest destroyer of nature and a major source of climate warming, it says.

The report takes aim at overconsumption of meat. “Our current appetite for meat is unsustainable,” it says. “85% of farmland is used to feed livestock [and] we need some of that land back.”

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