Remove Beef & Lamb To Help Save The Planet!? Would You?

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OK, I don’t always heed the advice of ministers, but occasionally they do speak some sense. Although the practicalities of this may seem a little farfetched, the government agree that a unified effort to reduce the consumption of red meat such as beef and lamb may be what’s needed to reduce emissions, prevent forests being cleared for farmland, and to reduce the rate of global warming (whether we like it or not, temperatures are rising).

It is claimed that a global calculator tool can allow the world to live more prosperously if we curb the demand for red meat. The 'Prosperous living for the world in 2050' report sates:
“Switching away from beef consumption, towards more poultry, pork, vegetables and grains can significantly reduce the amount of land required to produce food”

 

Deforestation is devastating the environment, and one of the main causes is to make room for livestock…crazy right!?

Source

MailOnline, (2015). Take beef and lamb off the menu to help save the planet. Retrieved 28th Jan, 2015, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2929595/Take-beef-lamb-menu-help-save-planet-says-government-report-cutting-carbon-emmissions.html

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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