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'Eat fewer sausages to save the planet from global warming', Britons warned
By Daniel Martin Last updated at 7:36 AM on 26th November 2009
Cutting a sausage a day from the average British diet is necessary to save the planet, scientists claim.
Their controversial report, which partly blames meat-eaters for climate change, was backed by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn's department last night.
The scientists called for a 30 per cent reduction in the number of farm animals bred for meat to prevent rising temperatures and rising sea levels.
Livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of global emissions of carbon dioxide the report pointed out The average meat intake in men is 970g a week and in women 550g a week. A 30 per cent reduction in men is equivalent to seven 40g sausages, two 130g chicken breasts, four 70g lamb chops or 12 bacon rashers of 25g.
Such a reduction would also bring significant health benefits, the scientists said, by reducing premature deaths from heart disease in Britain by 17 per cent - equivalent to 18,000 lives a year.
Yet one of the worst man made disasters is the destruction of the Rain Forest and what are planting in its place SOYA to satisfy those who do not want to eat meat