Meat: Consumption

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect on the environment of reducing meat consumption nationally.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra has not carried out a recent assessment of the effect on the environment of reducing meat consumption nationally.

Defra has previously commissioned research to assess the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of sustainable diets. This research considered a reduction of meat consumption as a variable for some scenarios alongside a number of other variables of the diet.

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