A food expert whose “research spans issues from farm to fork,” states that Americans will have to “dramatically reduce” their consumption of meat and dairy products in order to “avoid the most catastrophic climate change scenarios.”
Brent Kim of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future told The Daily Mail:
To avoid the most catastrophic climate change scenarios, the evidence is clear that citizens in high-meat consuming countries – such as the United States – need to dramatically reduce their meat and dairy intake. … I’m not talking about banning certain foods or force-feeding anyone broccoli… but our food choices don’t occur within a vacuum. For better or for worse, what Americans choose to eat is heavily influenced by the availability of certain foods in their community, how much they cost, and whether healthy plant-based options are offered in our schools and institutions.
“These are all factors that are affected, directly or indirectly, by local, state, and federal policy,” he continued.