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We need to talk about meat - The Lancet

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This editorial in The Lancet argues that countries and people should “limit their consumption of intensively farmed meats”, discusses recent papers on the environmental and health impacts of meat production and consumption, and points out that policies to reduce meat consumption may have to be tailored to different contexts.

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The Lancet, 2018. We need to talk about meat. The Lancet, 392(10161), pp. 2237.

Read the full editorial here. See also the Foodsource resource What is a healthy sustainable eating pattern?

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