Pinoys must reduce meat consumption to make it up to the env’t
Pinoys, one of the world’s worst polluters, were urged to reduce their meat consumption to make it up to the poor environment.
Based on a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which was cited by ABS-CBN News, the livestock process is one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems.
Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, on the other hand, reported that a quarter of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG) is a result of people’s carniverous appetite.
It added that the worldwide production of livestock releases more GHG than all modes of transportation.
“To prevent further degregation of the environment, Greenpeace and its partner groups are calling on Filipinos to participate in the World Meat-Free Week and replace beef, chicken, pork, and other animal products on their tables with fruits and vegetables instead,” the report said.
However, Virginia Benosa-Llorin, food and ecological agriculture campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said Pinoys should not necessarily turn into vegetarian and that “simply reducing meat consumption will go a long way in preventing climate change”.