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Lord Stern recommends reducing meat consumption to fight climate change

At Meat Free Monday, we were thrilled to hear that Lord Nicholas Stern has thrown his weight behind the idea of reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change.

Posted : 28 October 2009

Lord Stern, hugely influential economist and author of the 2006 Stern Review on the cost of tackling climate change, said in an interview with The Times newspaper, “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources.”

Professor Robert Watson, chief scientific adviser for DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) agreed with Lord Stern on the Channel 4 news this afternoon, saying “I think we can all look to see to what degree can we cut down on our meat consumption”. The programme also featured our very own Pat Thomas.

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