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Introduction

The Greenpeace vision of the meat and dairy system towards 2050

Introduction

An Image from
the Greenpeace
campaign ‘Too
much meat in
school’. Lunch
menus in a typical
French primary
school will often
include meat
on a daily basis,
together with milk
products

What to eat?

For millions of years on a daily
basis humans have faced the
same question: What to eat?
This is a question shared both
by ancestral hunter-gatherers
and working parents on their
way home, wondering what to
feed their family. The availability
of healthy food and the
consequences of the choices we
make today about our daily diet
can be very challenging to some,
and overwhelming to others.
However, not only does this
question have an impact on our
wellbeing but also on Earth itself.

“The answer will determine
what kind of future our children
will have, and perhaps the
destiny of our species”

© Elsa Palito / Greenpeace

Many of us in academia and
civil society believe that What
to eat? is one of the most
critical questions that will help
shape our future. The answer
will determine what kind of
future our children will have,
and perhaps the destiny of our
species and many of the animals,
microbes and plants inhabiting
planet Earth.

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LESS IS MORE

What we eat nourishes us
and helps us to maintain a
healthy life, but bad choices
can also make us very sick.
What food we eat, how much,
and how that food is grown,
is also key to the survival of
our planet.
GREENPEACE

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