Flashback: UN Calls For Global Move To Meat And Dairy-Free Diet

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TN Note: In case you thought the article on lab grown meat was a joke, think again. The United Nations is squarely positioned to decimate  the beef industry in much the same way that the coal industry has been destroyed. This is Technocracy at its worst, seeking to micromanage society for maximum efficiency, but only according to their own flawed economic and scientific models.

Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, according to a UN report.

A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.

As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management.

It says: “Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”

Professor Edgar Hertwich, the lead author of the report, said: “Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels.”

The recommendation follows advice last year that a vegetarian diet was better for the planet from Lord Nicholas Stern, former adviser to the Labour government on the economics of climate change. Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has also urged people to observe one meat-free day a week to curb carbon emissions.

The panel of experts ranked products, resources, economic activities and transport according to their environmental impacts. Agriculture was on a par with fossil fuel consumption because both rise rapidly with increased economic growth, they said.

Ernst von Weizsaecker, an environmental scientist who co-chaired the panel, said: “Rising affluence is triggering a shift in diets towards meat and dairy products – livestock now consumes much of the world’s crops and by inference a great deal of freshwater, fertilisers and pesticides.”

Both energy and agriculture need to be “decoupled” from economic growth because environmental impacts rise roughly 80% with a doubling of income, the report found.

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Kim
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So, what they are actually saying is, ‘let’s shut down additional businesses – farming and agriculture, to be more specific (so that the people will not have jobs, enough protein, milk, etc. to fortify their muscles/bodies) and with that, we’ll turn their worlds upside down and inside out…starve, Americans, starve!…we’re going to take your wealth away from you and that’ll put an end to you and your country. After that, because you’re going to be very needy and will have to rely upon us for what you need, we’ll be able to take over so easily and implement the traditional… Read more »
rwhawk
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The UN call for an animal free diet is correct but for the wrong reason. Many diseases are a result of diets consisting of animal products as well as processed foods. A whole food, plant based diet is proven to be the healthiest diet we could live by. But this is for good health, not to “save” the planet from a phony money transfer scam.

Julia Dubus
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Oh, I get it rwhawk, here’s a new scam from those helpful Maoist totalitarians in power at the U.N. , the EU, the Obama administration, etc. Another “the science is settled” Big Lie. Only no one with an ounce of integrity, intelligence, and self-respect would accept your or Big Brother’s attempt at control and manipulation by piously telling us that we should (that is, “must”) be vegans or be. . . punished? Yeah, that’s the ticket! Exorbitant taxation is always effective punishment for any who want to deviate from the THE TRUTH in our country these days. But it’s just… Read more »
Doug Harrison
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These lunatics will have us all on starvation diets, the better to control us “for our own good”. They must be resisted at all costs. We must defend ourselves from the tyranny of experts.

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