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The climate – a family affair
14 November, 2019 Healthy Family


The climate – a family affair

The climate – a family affair

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Most people know it's a real environmental culprit to fly. But what many people don't know is that the world's meat and dairy production has as much impact on the climate as all the earth's cars, boats, planes and trucks combined.

Many researchers believe that we need to halve our meat consumption in Sweden. Partly for the sake of our own health but also for the climate. Today we eat 50% more meat than in the 70s. The average Swede currently eats twice as much meat as the global average.

500 grams a week
A collective adaptation to eating more like what we did in the 1970s would significantly reduce our carbon footprint. The recommendation, which applies from both a health aspect and from a climate perspective, is a maximum intake of 500 grams of meat a week. Research shows that people who eat less meat stay healthier and live longer than those who continue to eat a lot of red meat.

The climate – a family affair
In the last year, we have become accustomed to hearing the voices of young people at the top of the debate on climate and food. But the impact of adults is also significant. Parents' eating habits have a major impact on what children eat. Studies have seen that parents' changing diets easily infect children.

Our choices have real significance
It may seem easy to place responsibility on politicians when it comes to the environment. It is even easier to refer the full environmental responsibility to international politics. Basically, our climate impact is about what the large mass is asking for. What is produced and sold is determined by the demand of which goods we buy and what requirements we place on them.