Scientists say cutting down on red meat will save the planet.
The team, led by Marco Springmann from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, conclude that more fruit and veg will cut healthcare costs, reduce climate change and ultimately save lives – avoiding 5.1 million deaths per year by 2050.
Going completely vegan would save 8.1 million lives.
TCW is reminded of that old joke. “If you give up drink and sex, you don’t live longer it just seems longer.”
(Image: Thomas R. Stegelmann)