We should bury the dodgy statistics but face up to the reality of our over indulgence in meat, says Simon Fairlie.  

Simon Fairlie

I recently spent several years investigating the environmental impact of livestock production for a book called Meat: A Benign Extravagance, which stimulated the debate on the real carbon foot print of rearing animals for food, particularly when the Guardian’s George Monbiot wrote his ‘Let them eat meat – but farm it properly’ critique.
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