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Should We Give Up Meat to Save the Planet?

Should We Give Up Meat to Save the Planet?: A FRIED public event at Ediburgh International Science Festival
Introduced by: Dr Isabel Fletcher # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Pamela Mason # UK Association for Nutrition; Speaker: Mike Small # Bella Caledonia magazine
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6th Apr 2018 20:00 - 6th Apr 2018 21:30
Red Theatre, Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Our food systems are a major cause of environmental damage, linked to greenhouse gas emissions, loss of biodiversity and deforestation. Researchers and policymakers are encouraging us to adopt sustainable diets, but how do we make the right choices? And should we – as suggested by recently published guidelines in Sweden and the Netherlands – be reducing meat and dairy as these have the greatest environmental impact? Or should we be supporting our farmers because, in the UK, livestock production is such an important part of our economy? Join us for presentations and discussion.Ticket price includes samples of three sustainable snacks provided by Edinburgh Larder. 

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