Eat­ing less red meat good for all

The Herald on Sunday - - TALK BACK -

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

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