Daily meat consumption in the UK fell 17% in the decade between 2008-9 and 2018-19, indicates a study published this Friday in “The Lancet Planetary Health.”, which warns that this reduction Not enough to reduce the impact of diet on climate change.
Researchers from the English University of Oxford analyzed the data collected in the so-called National Survey on Diet and Nutrition -includes information from 15,000 people- to determine changes in red, white and processed meat consumption habits.
experts, led Christina Stewart, he found that The average daily intake per capita fell from 103.7 grams to 86.3 grams over that period, a decrease of about 17%..
Consumption of red meat – such as beef, pork or lamb – declined by 13.7 grams and consumption of processed products by 7 grams, but consumption of white meat increased by 3.2 grams.From poultry such as chicken, turkey or duck.
The authors warn that it is necessary to More efforts to achieve optimal reduction of meat consumption by 30% in ten years Recommended by the National Eating Strategy recently launched in the UK.
According to this document, this 30% reduction is required Reducing methane emissions from livestock and freeing up more grazing land, as part of measures to combat climate change.
Stewart noted that while a meat-free diet has little impact on the environment, It is not necessary to eliminate it completely but doing it at least twice a week will suffice.Which will also benefit health.
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