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#1 Old 09-20-2016, 09:16 PM
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2014 UN land use report emphasizes meat reduction

This is a bit of reading, but very informative and sobering: United Nations International Resource Panel report, "Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply" (summary: http://www.unep.org/resourcepanel-ol...ry-English.pdf )

This report repeatedly emphasizes the importance of reducing global meat consumption, in order to reduce the continued destruction/conversion of natural habitat into pasture and fodder cropland. This report makes it very clear that meat-centered diets are not sustainable in terms of land use.
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/

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