VegNews Daily

Study Urges Meat Reduction

A new study projects that humans need to reduce meat consumption to combat climate change.

A study published October 4 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, looks at livestock effect on environmental destruction by mid-century. The study, titled “Forecasting Potential Global Environmental Costs of Livestock Production 2000–2050” by Nathan Pelletier and Peter Tyedmers of Dalhousie University in Canada, displays the grave impact of eating meat. The authors projected that by 2050, livestock may occupy the majority of humanity’s “safe operating space,” and are currently accelerating climate change through the production of greenhouse gas methane, the use of harmful fertilizer, and destruction of natural habitats. The authors recommend that global meat consumption needs to be cut 19 to 42 percent in order to slow or halt these effects.

 Comments

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Linked to "Glowing" Skin

One more reason to eat your fruits and veggies: your skin will look better.
Read More »

Spanish Town Votes to Give Dogs and Cats Human Rights

Companion animals are now considered "non-human residents" with rights under the law.
Read More »

Burger King India Caters to Vegetarians

The chain offers six meat-free sandwiches to cater to the nation's 300 million vegetarians.
Read More »

Federal Court Rules Idaho Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional

For the first time ever, a court has declared an ag-gag law illegal.
Read More »

Chicago Bears Sign Vegan NFL Player David Carter

"The 300 Pound Vegan" will play as Chicago's defensive lineman.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »