Can cutting meat consumption save the planet? | UpFront

Changing diet to avoid eating meat and dairy could be the key to reducing an individual’s effect on the planet’s environment, according to some scientists.

A recent report entitled Meat Atlas put together by several environmentalist groups found that 20 livestock firms are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than Germany, the UK or France.

Methane emitted by cows is only part of the problem, says filmmaker Kip Andersen, producer of the 2014 film Cowspiracy.