Meat production is also dangerous for the environment. British scientists have found that red meat has a negative impact on health.
The point is that its production is one of the main factors of global warming, which leads to environmental degradation.
“The livestock sector accounts for about 15% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and also leads to deforestation, land degradation, and biodiversity loss. The UK Committee on Climate Change has called for a reduction in beef, lamb, and dairy consumption by 2050,” the release said.
In addition, high consumption of such products has a negative impact on human health.
“There is growing evidence that high consumption of processed meat, and to a lesser extent red meat, leads to an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer. The WHO has classified processed meat as a carcinogen and red meat as a probable carcinogen for humans,” the scientists add.