This month, environmental organization Greenpeace International urged the European Union to slash meat consumption and production by 71 percent by 2030 in order to mitigate the devastating impact of animal agriculture on the climate crisis. Currently, EU citizens consume an average of 1.58 kilograms (3.5 pounds) of meat per person every week. Greenpeace would like to see that number drop to no more than 460 grams (15.9 ounces) per person per week and for the EU to enforce a deeper 81 percent decline in meat production and consumption by 2050. “The science is overwhelming at this stage—overconsumption of meat and dairy is wrecking forests, crushing nature, and heating the planet,” Greenpeace EU Agriculture and Forest Campaigner Sini Eräjää said. In 2018, Greenpeace released a report urging to reduce global animal-agriculture production and consumption by 50 percent by 2050 in order to avoid imminent climate change caused by the industry.
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