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    Eat less meat to save the planet - UN The world needs to change to a more vegetarian diet to stand a chance of tackling climate change, according to a major
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      Eat less meat to save the planet - UN


      The world needs to change to a more vegetarian diet to stand a chance of
      tackling climate change, according to a major new United Nations report.

      By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
      Daily Telegraph Online, UK    02 Jun 2010

      The group of international scientists said the greatest cause of greenhouse
      gas emissions is food production and the use of fossil fuels.

      But while the use of coal and oil could be gradually replaced by renewable
      energy sources like wind and solar, the world will always need to eat.

      As the world population increases it is feared that the production of food
      will become the main cause of climate change and environmental degradation.

      The International Panel of Sustainable Resource Management pointed out that
      agricultural production accounts for 70 per cent of global freshwater
      production, 38 per cent of land use and 19 per cent of the world's
      greenhouse gas emissions.

      The report, that will be presented to world governments, said the only way
      to feed the world while reducing climate change is to switch to more a more
      vegetarian diet.

      full story:
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/7797594/Eat-less-meat-to-save-the-planet-UN.html


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