MEAT consumption in Spain is harming the ozone layer, a nutrition professor says.
In what seems to be a departure from the healthy Mediterranean diet, last year the average Spaniard ate a staggering 51 kilos of meat, which weighs in at tenth highest in the world.
Lluís Serra-Najem claims it would be more effective to consume cereals used to feed livestock, which produce methane and require vast quantities of water and energy.
“If Spain returned to a Mediterranean diet not only would people be healthier, but greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production would fall 72%,” his study concluded.
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