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Parliamentary questions
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16 October 2018
E-005261-18
Question for written answer E-005261-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Răzvan Popa (S&D)

 Subject:  Huge reduction in meat-eating
 Answer in writing 

A major study has found that huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population. In western countries, beef consumption needs to go down by 90% and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses than are currently consumed. The research has also found that huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying the planet’s ability to feed the 10 billion people expected to be living on it in a few decades. Unfortunately, food production already causes great damage to the environment.

What is the Commission’s position on the need for a huge reduction in meat consumption to avoid climate breakdown, and what actions is the Commission going to take to protect the environment from damage?

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