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World leaders have announced that Europeans will need to reduce their meat and dairy intake by almost one-third over the coming years!

As part of a UN report at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, the International Resource Panel reports via Food Navigator that “expanding the amount of land used for crops to meet growing demand for food – particularly meat and dairy – and for biomass, is unsustainable under business as usual conditions.”

The report asserts that reducing meat consumption by 25 percent and cutting household food waste by at least 15 percent would save substantial land area by 2030. Cropland expansion would need to be limited in a range between eight and 37 percent.

“Reducing excessive consumption provides high untapped potential for ‘saving’ land, notably by reducing food waste and losses, shifting to more vegetal diets in high meat-consuming countries, and improving the fuel efficiency by transport and housing,” the report states.

This is definitely some great news, as any reduction in meat consumption will not only save animals, but also help protect our environment and our health.

Looking for ways to reduce your meat consumption? Check out these five simple tips!

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7 comments on “Leaders at WEF in Davos to Europeans: Cut Meat and Dairy Consumption by One-Third”

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Anik Medium
3 Years Ago

Repenser les modèles économiques, changer les modes de consommation, réorganiser le monde du travail afin de conduire à un monde plus humain, en harmonie avec les animaux et la nature tout cela dans l'objectif réaliste de faire machine arrière pour la Planète où nous vivons. Le capitalisme, la sur-consommation, l'inégalité etc ont atteint leur paroxysme. Rien ne va plus. Travailler tous ensemble, être tous concernés, ne plus mettre ses vies entre les mains d'une poignée d'hommes. Nous avons la possibilité de le faire.


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Claude Lynn Leger
3 Years Ago

Finally, leaders starting to think globally. This is the only evolved, and logical solution that makes sense.


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Laura Johnson
3 Years Ago

we could try getting rid of walmart, woolworths, coles, pizza hut, macdonalds etc and use their land and all the people employed there could work on the farms.... good for the planet and good for us


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Alan McGhee
3 Years Ago

One Third? Phttt! Vegans drop meat/dairy/eggs to nearly zero (very sneaky, the agri-death complex dumping their waste into nearly everything).


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Joel C. Bolden
3 Years Ago

I'll agree with this, but I often wonder why no mention is ever made of the land planted for both fuel and "industrial" use(not to include feed),I suspect it's quite a bit, especially when viable alternatives exist.


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Andrea Fontenot Hegland
3 Years Ago

Fewer people is the obvious solution and fast, before Mother Nature does it for us.


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Lysiane Chagnon Fontaine
3 Years Ago

absolutely. plant-based, por favor


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