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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...climate-change

    New dietary guidelines drawn up by China’s health ministry recommend that the nation’s 1.3 billion population should consume between 40g to 75g of meat per person each day. The measures, released once every 10 years, are designed to improve public health but could also provide a significant cut to greenhouse gas emissions.
    China now consumes 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork. However, China still lags behind more than a dozen other countries in per capita meat consumption, with the average American or Australian consuming twice as much meat per person compared to China.
    According to a new report by WildAid, the predicted increase in China’s meat consumption would add an extra 233m tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year, as well as put increased strain on the country’s water supply, which is already blighted by polluted and denuded rivers and groundwater.

    The report warns that unchecked Chinese meat consumption will also degrade its arable land and worsen the country’s problems with obesity and diabetes. An estimated 100 million Chinese people have diabetes, more than any other country.
    Here's the new food pyramid for china:



    “Through this kind of lifestyle change, it is expected that the livestock industry will transform and carbon emissions will be reduced,” said Li Junfeng, director general of China’s National Center on Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation.
    Eating less meat is something we should all be aiming for

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    Here's the new food pyramid for china:





    Eating less meat is something we should all be aiming for

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    Is it...why?

    Didn't WHO do a study recently that was blown completely out of proportion about meat leading to cancer when in reality the practicalities of the risk were minimal.

    I hope theres actual substance to this reducing meat argument this time around.
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    Is it...why?

    Didn't WHO do a study recently that was blown completely out of proportion about meat leading to cancer when in reality the practicalities of the risk were minimal.

    I hope theres actual substance to this reducing meat argument this time around.
    Read the article - it explains about the environmental disaster timebomb if China's population keeps increasing their meat consumption at the current rate.

    Reducing our meat intake in the West would also have a huge positive impact on the environment.
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    Well done to the Chinese!
 
 
 
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