The UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission has just released a report indicating that reducing consumption of animal products delivers great health and environmental benefits:
The SDC’s research found evidence that consuming only fish from sustainable stocks, eating more seasonal food, cutting out bottled water, shopping on foot or over the internet and consuming more wildlife-friendly, organic foods would also contribute towards a more sustainable diet. However, the most significant health and environmental benefits were from reducing meat and dairy, cutting food and drink of low nutritional value – including fatty and sugary foods – and reducing food waste.
Hard to imagine a U.S. government agency being allowed to be so honest. Link.