News Digest Item
11 Jan 2018

Meat Atlas 2018 examines impact of industrial meat production

Heinrich Böll Foundation / BUND

The Meat Atlas 2018, published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, NGO Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) and Le Monde Diplomatique, offers a damning look at industrial meat production and highlights, among other things, the danger it poses to the climate. Heinrich Böll Foundation President Barbara Unmüssig said: "Agonising, harmful to the environment, unhealthy and cheap – this is what characterises industrial animal production today. That must change urgently.” Unmüssig added that no other sector contributed so heavily to the loss of biodiversity, the destruction of the climate, over-fertilisation and health endangerment as industrial meat production. The demand for meat is expected to increase by up to 85 percent by 2050 and, without a reversal, further global warming is guaranteed.

Read the press release in German here.

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