Meat Free May
Kick start your lower and better meat diet
Most people eat meat twice a day without even thinking about it. But the amount of meat and fish we feast on is damaging our planet and our health.
- Livestock production makes up 14.5% of total global greenhouse gas emissions and is one of the causes of deforestation and climate change.
- Our taste for fish had been stripping the seas; over 70% of the world’s fish stocks are over or fully exploited.
- Our health is suffering: a shift to lower-meat diets in the UK could prevent 45,000 early deaths each year and save the NHS over £1.2 billion per year.
But cutting down on the amount of meat and fish we eat can seem daunting. What do you cook instead? How do you get the right balance of nutrients?
Have fun finding out and take part in Meat Free May in 2017. Try out new meat-free recipes and discover just how easy and tasty they can be.
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