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‘Stop eating meat to save the planet from global warming’, Health Secretary tells Britons

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Sophie Freeman
Daily Mail [1]
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Health Secretary Andy Burnham is urging the nation to stop eating meat in a bid to save the planet.

Speaking at the launch of a new report on how rising temperatures will affect the public, Mr Burnham said eating a more vegetarian diet would cut the impact of livestock on the climate – as well as improve health by lowering the amount of saturated fat consumed.

The Health Secretary is supporting calls for a 30 per cent reduction in the number of farm animals bred for meat.

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Stop eating meat to save the planet from global warming, Health Secretary tells Britons 121109banner2 [2]

The move is sure to trigger accusations of ‘gesture politics’ and is also unlikely to receive a warm welcome from Britain’s beleaguered farming industry.

Mr Burnham’s comments came as scientists at the Climatic Research Unit in East Anglia faced calls to resign in wake of allegations they had suppressed data.

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[1] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230781/Decade-soaring-temperatures-ahead-Health-Secretary-warns-real-present-danger-posed-climate-change.html

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[3] Veggies are wrong and eating less meat will NOT save planet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/veggies-are-wrong-and-eating-less-meat-will-not-save-planet.html

[4] Global warming researchers says eating bugs better for environment than eating meat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/global-warming-researchers-says-eating-bugs-better-for-environment-than-eating-meat.html

[5] Flashback: USDA ‘Doesn’t Know’ if You Are Eating Cloned Meat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flashback-usda-%e2%80%98doesn%e2%80%99t-know%e2%80%99-if-you-are-eating-cloned-meat.html

[6] UN says eat less meat to curb global warming: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-says-eat-less-meat-to-curb-global-warming.html

[7] Global Warming To Save The Planet?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/global-warming-to-save-the-planet.html

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