• Go vegan to help climate, says Government

    From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/ear...vernment.html:

    It would help tackle the problem of climate change if people ate less meat, according to a Government agency.
    A leaked email to a vegetarian campaign group from an Environment Agency official expresses sympathy with the environmental benefits of a vegan diet, which bans dairy products and fish.

    The agency also says the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is considering recommending eating less meat as one of the "key environmental behaviour changes" needed to save the planet.
    It says that this change would have to be introduced "gently" because of "the risk of alienating the public".
    David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, has raised the issue that farm animals are blamed for producing large amounts of the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, and told farmers they need to do something about it but the agency's response appears to go further than official advice.