A little less meat

Meat Department

Photo by Flickr user Anthony Albright, used under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Although it’s from a dozen weeks ago, an article in The Guardian didn’t lose any of its relevance over the summer.  As Fiona Harvey describes,

People in Britain should eat meat less often, in order to help ease the food crises in the developing world, an influential committee of MPs has urged.

It could also help to mitigate the rampant food price inflation that has seen the cost of staple foods in the UK rise by close to one-third in the last five years.

The massive increase in meat consumption in rich countries in recent decades has led to spikes in the price of grain, used for animal feed, as well as leading to widespread deforestation and pressure on agricultural land, and has contributed to the obesity epidemic. By avoiding meat even for a day or two each week, people could help to ease some of these pressures.

Sounds like the people of Britain have something in common with the people of the United States, huh? Find the full article here.

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