Becoming vegetarian ‘can harm the environment’

Telegraph: It has often been claimed that avoiding red meat is beneficial to the environment, because it lowers emissions and less land is used to produce alternatives. But a study by Cranfield University, commissioned by WWF, the environmental group, found a substantial number of meat substitutes -- such as soy, chickpeas and lentils -- were more harmful to the environment because they were imported into Britain from overseas. The study concluded: "A switch from beef and milk to highly ......

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