Europe’s meat and dairy production must halve by 2050 warn experts.

Published by Ocean Generation \ October 2, 2018 1:52 pm

Our planet is struggling to meet the demands of humans, and farmers are under pressure to produce more and more animal products. In a system that is already unstable, European agriculture is breaching the safe boundary of carbon emissions.

The new study calls for the European commission to urgently set up a formal inquiry mandated to propose measures – including taxes and subsidies – that “discourage livestock products harmful to health, climate or the environment”.

Even though meat provides just 18% of our calorie intake, livestock grazing and food growth, takes up 80% of the planets agriculture, resulting in the worlds largest land foot print. Europeans are already eating far more meat than recommended.

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