jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2008

UN advises people (western people) to eat less meat in order to tackle global warming.

The UN´s Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O.) estimates that 18% of the greenhouse gas production comes from the meat industry. As a comparative data, the transport industry is considered responsible of the 16%.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further. Even he went further by saying that people should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change.

On top of that, most health authorities considered, from long a go, that most western people’s health would improve if there were less meat in their diets.

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