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Is meat (really) bad for the planet?

2021-04-12T13:02:21.249Z

VERIFICATION - To reduce carbon emissions, the climate law encourages people to go without meat several days a week in canteens. Objective: to reduce its consumption in France by 20%. But does livestock really pollute more than fruit and vegetable crops?



THE QUESTION.

The Climate Bill, the examination of which in first reading is coming to an end these days in the National Assembly, will lead "

each of us [...] to eat perhaps a little less meat, but meat. local, raised in good conditions

», Declared Barbara Pompili.

The project includes an experiment with a daily vegetarian menu (that is to say without meat, but with eggs and fish) in voluntary school canteens, taking over and reinforcing the two-year experiment at an established weekly rate. by the Egalim law at the end of 2019. The Minister of Ecological Transition also applauded with both hands the initiative of the mayor of Lyon to introduce (officially because of the health constraints weighing on collective catering) menus without meat in all canteens of its schools.

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Meat production has been considered for several years now as a very polluting activity,

responsible according to an FAO report in 2013 for

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Source: lefigaro

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