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Kofi Annan on eating less meat

News Section Icon Published 05/05/2015

In an interview with The Guardian, the former secretary-general of the UN, Kofi Annan, acknowledged that the global livestock industry is a major threat to the climate. He says:

“We cannot continue the way we are producing and consuming meat.

“Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.”

Philip Lymbery, our CEO, says: “Kofi Annan is advocating what we have been saying for some time.

“Factory farming is unsustainable – for our health, for the planet and for farm animals.

“But there’s a simple, positive solution that we can all be a part of, which allows us to eat well and reduce our environmental impact – cutting down on the meat we eat. By eating less meat and making the meat we eat higher-welfare, we are doing our bit to create a food system that we can all be proud of.”

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You can read the full interview on The Guardian.


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