Slash meat consumption to save the planet: Study

The study’s authors singled out beef as a major cause of climate change. Cows create large quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
The study’s authors singled out beef as a major cause of climate change. Cows create large quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans eat three to five times more meat and eggs than is environmentally sustainable, according to a new study published on Thursday (Jan 17) in medical journal The Lancet and local figures.

But experts here believe it will be hard to adjust local diets to be planet-friendly.

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