Video: 4 min to understand the true weight of meat on the environment

Meat consumption, which is increasing globally, could eventually havecatastrophic consequences for livelihoods, human and animal health, and the environment, according to the UN’s annual report. for Food and Agriculture (FAO).

The context

For the first time since 1982, FAO’s annual report “The State of Food and Agriculture” published in mid-February focused on the livestock sector. While it accounts for only about 2% of global GDP, livestock is responsible for about 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the transport sector.

The challenge

The FAO report points out that livestock is a “key sector in the fight against hunger and poverty” thatmakes a billion people live”. However, the organization recognizes the existence of “systemic risks”, mainly related to the ecological and health consequences of the explosion of meat consumption around the world.

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