Leading environmental organisation Greenpeace has called for the public to reduce consumption of animal products by 50%, revealing it’s the only way to save the planet by 2050.
The organisation warned that if consumption fails to meet their targets, agriculture will be responsible for 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions, 70% of which will come from meat and dairy.
Greenpeace has now launched a campaign to reduce the consumption and production of animal-based foods by 50% by the year 2050.
In a statement, Bunny McDiarmid, Executive Director of Greenpeace International said:
“Something is rotten in our food system. Governments continue to support massive meat and dairy operations, leading to more and more meat consumption while putting our health, our children’s health, and the health of our planet at risk.
“Instead, they should be supporting the increasing numbers of farmers shifting towards ecological production of healthy foods, and helping people access healthy plant-based foods.”
“A new, diverse global movement is growing: one hungry for a better way of eating and producing food that is in tune with ourselves and the environment. Together, we can loosen the grip of industrial animal agriculture on our food system and build a healthier world for our generation and the next.”
As part of the campaign, Greenpeace will call on governments to end their policies supporting industrial meat and dairy production, while urging the public to choose a more plant-based diet.