Less Meat Could Spare Britain 45,000 Lives Each Year

October 19, 2010

Friends of the Earth funded a new study by Oxford University researchers that finds that if people in the UK cut their meat consumption to 70 grams a day, the change of diet would eliminate more than 32,000 deaths a year.

A bigger cutback, which would involve people eating meat no more than two or three times a week, is predicted to save more than 45,000 lives annually. That’s equivalent to preventing fifteen 9/11 attacks a year in Great Britain alone. (Via Erica.)

Links: Healthy Planet Eating [PDF], Independent coverage.

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