Meat & Climate Change

Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. However, the environmental, climate, public health, ethical and human impacts of this consequence of globalization are enormous and remain largely undocumented. If left unchecked, worldwide meat consumption and production could lead to species loss, climate risks, poverty, and social breakdown as large meat-producing companies continue to displace small-scale farmers.

Answer

Given our current per capita consumption patterns, Americans are presented with a historic opportunity to shift the scale of climate change. If we responsibly reduce our own meat consumption we can make an impact on the various environmental and social ills associated with its consumption while also actively advocating systemic changes in the food system.

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