How to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 70% and avoid millions of premature deaths

A study by scientists at the Oxford Martin School has found that the widespread adoption of a vegetarian diet would cut food-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 63% as well as making people healthier. The widespread adoption of a vegan diet would cut GHG emissions by 70%. More than 5 million premature deaths could be avoided globally by 2050 if health guidelines on meat consumption were followed, rising to more than 7 million with a vegetarian diet and 8 million on a vegan diet. Further details at http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201603_Plant_based_diets .

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