KTBS TV- Red Meat Bad For The Planet?

30 October, 2007 (17:06)


Red meat bad for the planet?
Created: September 13, 2007 09:05 PM Modified: September 13, 2007 09:05 PM

Eating too much red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the planet. That’s according to a study from scientists at Cambridge and the Australian National University in Canberra. They say worldwide, agricultural activity accounts for about a fifth of total greenhouse gas emissions, and livestock production has a particularly big impact because of the large amount of methane emitted from belching cattle. Those experts say worldwide, average meat consumption could be realistically reduced by 10%. They say this would help in the battle against global warming, and also reduce health risks associated with excessive consumption of red meat.

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