Beef-eating bad for environment, says UN body – PTI

Bharata Bharati

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Fat Boy“Meat eaters in general and beef eaters, in particular, are among the most unfriendly to the global environment, reports the United Nations body, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. It may come as a surprise, but globally beef production is one of the leading culprits for climate change. Some even suggest that beef is the devil or the ‘shaitan’ of the meat production industry. … Experts suggest that giving up beef will reduce the global carbon footprint on earth far more than avoiding the use of cars!” – PTI

Hamburger BoyBeef-eating has impassioned the nation, with politicians of all hues duelling like bulls in rage. Religious taboos are one aspect, but there is also a very strong environmental angle for not eating beef.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has dubbed beef as a ‘climate-harmful meat’. It is very energy intensive to produce every gram of beef, on an…

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