The Red Meat Argument

On this page you will find three items on the question of eating red meat and its contribution to Green House gasses. Here in Britain it is suggested that meat production causes 8% of our total C02 output.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said people should have one meat-free day to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The economist, who is vegetarian, said diet change was important in reducing environmental problems associated with rearing cattle and other animals.

Eating less meat is a step we can all take very easily. Have a read and see what you think.


A recent report from the LEAD (Livestock, Environment And Development) Initiative, which is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Livestock’s Long Shadow here (pdf 5 mb)


Should we stop eating meat?

Tom Levitt, MSN Environment


Why eating less meat could cut global warming

What you choose to put on your plate can have a huge impact on the planet, reports Juliette Jowit