Cutting Europe’s meat and dairy consumption would benefit health and environment, says report

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 28 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2949
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

If Europeans cut their meat and dairy consumption by 50% it would help their health and the environment, a new report has said.

It said that nitrogen pollution in air and water would reduce, greenhouse emissions would decrease by more than 40%, and large areas of farmland would be made available for producing food for export or crops for bioenergy. In addition, saturated fats in diets would fall by 40% without reducing protein intake to below the recommended daily level.

The figures came from …

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