food production

livestock farming is one of the leading causes of deforestation and water pollution

Investors urge KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King to cut emissions

Coalition worth $6.5tn challenge fast food chains over lack of low-carbon plan — McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King have been urged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains by a coalition of global investors, with the animal agriculture industry criticised for being one of the world’s highest-emitting sectors without a low-carbon plan. Increasing …

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the planetary health diet allows an average of 2,500 calories per day

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future’, say scientists

‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate change — The first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world. The …

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cattle amongst rolling hills

CCC: Farming needs a ‘revolution’ for UK to meet climate goals

Greenhouse gas emissions from the land-use and agriculture sector are set to increase unless the UK’s “unsustainable” approach changes, warns the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in a report published today — “Fundamental reform” is needed to ensure the UK stores more carbon in land, says the government’s official climate advisory body. Maintaining current per-capita …

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steak and a healthy vegetarian meal

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Major study also finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population — Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by …

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