29 Dec '15, 11am

Leading environmentalist says free-range meat is worse for the environment than airplane travel

Leading environmentalist says free-range meat is worse for the environment than airplane travel

As more evidence linking animal agriculture and climate change mounts, the omnivore’s dilemma intensifies. Now, one of the world’s leading environmentalists is tipping the scales a bit more, by claiming that free-range animal farming – often marketed as a kinder, gentler approach to eating meat – is worse for the planet than airplane travel. Guardian columnist George Monbiot has long been saying “flying is dying,” expressing his belief that there is no greater threat to the environment than long-range airplane travel. Monbiot is now making an exception, adding the so-called ‘ethical’ form of meat production to his list of things that damage our ecosystems.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/leading-environmentalist-says-free-r...

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