Livestock scientists: No, your meat-free diet will not save the planet

Read the full story at Fast Company.

If we all just ate less meat, carbon emissions would drop and the environment would benefit, right? A group of scientists would like to call b.s. on this perception.

In a spirited op-ed in Environmental Research Letters, a quintet of livestock scientists in Kenya and Germany argue that touting a low-meat diet falsely equates the meat on your plate with environmental harm, and also presents a factually untrue standard for most of the world, where livestock can play critical and positive roles in environments, economies, and health.

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