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China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

  • 23 Jun 07:56

New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes China now consumes 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork. Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming. Newdietary guidelinesdrawn up by China’s health ministry recommend that the nation’s 1.3 billion population should consume between 40g to 75g of meat per person each day. The. Read more...