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[Arkangel for Animal Liberation]

The Environment Minister Ben Bradshaw has warned that Britain may need to go back to Second World War-style rationing if climate change gets worse.

Ben Bradshaw has pointed out that food production did just as much damage as private transport and housing. Mr. Bradshaw made his comments as a new government website advised shoppers to help the planet by avoiding meat and cheese.

The www.direct.gov.uk/greenerfood website makes clear that eating meat and dairy products contributes to global warming because of the energy and land needed to rear animals. Sheep and cows also emit harmful methane gas.

According to the UK Vegan Society 'The meat-intensive diets of the developed world contribute to global warming, deforestation, desertification and water pollution.
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In a world where every year 6 million children under the age of 5 die as a result of hunger and malnutrition, the meat-intensive diets of the western world represent a tragic misuse of limited planetary resources."

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