The sustainability challenges of our meat and dairy diets

Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Tim O'Riordan

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Abstract

Continuing high consumption of livestock products in nearly all developed countries, and increasing demand for livestock-based foods in large transition economies, are creating serious problems of prolonged and persistent environmental and social degradation. These problems are further exacerbated and affected by climate change and risks, biodiversity loss, water stress, and water pollution. How do the associated socioeconomic aspects such as food security and personal health, together with impoverishment and displacement of communities, associated with livestock production consumption figure into the challenges? And how can we change livestock production consumption to reduce future environmental destruction going forward?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironment
Volume57
Issue number3
Early online date23 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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