‘Less meat good for the environment’

‘Less meat good for the environment’

Dutch people should eat less meat and eat less alcohol and soft drink. That is not only better for our health, but also good for the environment. That allows the national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

De Volkskrant writes Tuesday that the RIVM advises across the board, less to consume. In a report by the RIVM states that consume less essential if the Netherlands are climate.

“We escape there to pick up the klimaatdoelstelligen not to the emission of broeigassen by our food consumption to the limit”, according to the RIVM.

The production of food is globally responsible for more than 25 percent of the emissions of greenhouse gases and accounts for 60 percent of the loss of biodiversity. More than half is due to the production of animal products.


According to the institute, we are still a long way away from a safe, healthy and sustainable diet. Our current eating habits are wasteful, polluting, unhealthy, and dikmakend.

The GOVERNMENT feels that the government has an active role to play in sustainable and healthy eating to promote. As an example, gives the institute the levy of excise duty or a higher vat on meat.

In addition, calls to the RIVM for clear labels on food so that the consumer can instantly see whether a product is healthy and sustainable.

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