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News: Greenpeace launches campaign to halve meat and dairy consumption by 2050

Greenpeace is calling for global meat and dairy consumption to be halved by 2050, citing climate change, the health benefits of plant-based foods and the association of animal farming with antimicrobial resistance.

Their new report, Less is More, gives more details of the rationale behind the campaign. Greenpeace are inviting people to join the campaign here.

Read more here. See also the new Foodsource chapter What is the connection between infectious diseases in humans and livestock? Another relevant Foodsource chapter is Focus: the difficult livestock issue.

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