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Eat less meat to prevent climate disaster, study warns | guardian.co.uk

Fertilizers used in growing feed crops for cattle produce the most potent of the greenhouse gases causing climate change

Meat eaters in developed countries will have to eat a lot less meat, cutting consumption by 50%, to avoid the worst consequences of future climate change, new research warns.

The fertilisers used in farming are responsible for a significant share of the warming that causes climate change.

A study published in Environmental Research Letters warns that drastic changes in food production and at the dinner table are needed by 2050 in order to prevent catastrophic global warming.

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