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UN Report: Less Meat, More Plant-based Food Helps Climate

UN Report: Less Meat, More Plant-based Food Helps Climate
A man works on a Venezuela cattle ranch. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:31 AM

A new United Nations science panel says that if the world eats less meat and more plant-based food it will help fight climate change. But scientists emphasize they aren't telling you what to eat.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Hoesung Lee says the panel doesn't make consumer choices, just recommendations for government leaders.

When pressed, however, about half a dozen of the scientists raised their hands to say they've reduced their personal diets because of climate change, with one of them saying it helped him lose weight and feel healthier.

Hans-Otto Portner, a panel leader from Germany, told a reporter that if she ate less ribs and more vegetables "that's a good decision and you will help the planet reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

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A new United Nations science panel says that if the world eats less meat and more plant-based food it will help fight climate change. But scientists emphasize they aren't telling you what to eat.Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Hoesung Lee says the panel...
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