In both Norway and Sweden government recommend a reduced consumption of red meat. By red meat why mean beef, pork, sheep and goat.
Why less red meat is good for the environment?
- The modern meat industry contributes largely to the world's environmental and climate related challenges. The meat industry is responsible for 18 % of today's pollution. That is more than the entire world's transportation industry.
- To lessen your consumption of red meat is one of the best ways to contribute to prevent climate changes on a personal level, according to the United Nations panel on climate changes (IPCC).
Why less meat is good for your health?
- Science show that 500 grams of red meat per week increases the risk for cancer, which is far less than most people in the western world eat.
- A high consumption of red meat increases the risk of obesity.