Meat eating appeared again on the Today programme today (1 September 2014 BBC Radio4). The essential argument is that using animals as part of the processing chain to turn the nutrition available from plants into food for humans is inefficient in terms of both energy use (and CO2 emissions) and land use. It is unsustainable – it is far more efficient if we cut out the animals and eat plants directly.
Research from Cambridge and Aberdeen universities estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
BBC News Website 1 September 2014 : Greenhouse gas fear over increased levels of meat eating
It’s an uncomfortable – but compelling argument. Read more…