Eating less red meat good for all
I AM grateful to Vicky Allan for starting a conversation about caring for our planet (Voices, November 18).
There are many choices we all make about what we buy and how we plan our lives. The implications of these choices spread through a network of connections, as she describes referring to growing and using palm oil.
A news item recently seems to have been swamped by statements on Brexit. On November 15, the Government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change published a report recommending the number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced by between one-fifth and half to fight climate change.
To make this happen many of us will be encouraged to eat less red meat. Good for our health as well as the planet. We do not need to be totally vegetarian, although a meatfree day or two a week could help.
The report foresees an increase in the number of pigs and chickens because these produce less methane. Bacon and eggs anyone? Johanna Carrie Edinburgh