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Savings and a gigantic effect on our carbon footprint: here is the maximum quantity of meat to consume

Here is the quantity meat &agrav; do not exceed to meet the objectives of our carbon footprint. And what to replace it with to save money.

700 grams. This represents the proportion of meat consumed on average per week in France. A number too high, review &agrav; the decline, according to a new study carried out by the Climate Action Network (RAC) which brings together 37 associations with multiple causes, in partnership with the Sociét& oacute; française de nutrition (SFN), a French nutrition company bringing together nutrition experts from both the public and private sectors. Published this Tuesday, February 20, the study sees the light of day while  the National Nutrition Health Program (PNNS) is getting ready to begin put its recommendations à day, as Le Monde indicates. The PNNS is notably the author of the famous "Eat five fruits and vegetables per day". It could therefore be that a new slogan centered on on consumption appears. 

For now, the PNNS recommends consuming a maximum of 500 grams of red meat and 150 grams of cold meats per week and encourages you to eat more. favor white meat (poultry) but without specifying the quantity. As Le Monde specifies, the program bases these recommendations on studies which demonstrate the impact of the consumption of meat and processed meats on health. However, they do not take into account the consequences environmental issues of meat. 

This new study therefore recommends changing the eating habits of the French, starting by reducing meat consumption. The study recalls that Food represents "22% of the national'carbon footprint". The report recommends consuming no more than 450 grams of meat per week, all meats included. It also specifies that the consumption of cold meats must not exceed 150 grams, in accordance with the above; previous indications of the PNNS. Reducing the quantity of meat &agrav; consuming is not the only important change suggested by this study.

Contrary to previous recommendations, poultry is now included in the quantity of meat. global meat à consume. The study estimates that a 50% reduction in meat consumption per capita is necessary for France to achieve ;agrave; respect its climate commitments.

The Climat Action Network report states that a complete change in eating habits is necessary, beyond climate change. of the reduction of meat on plates. The study suggests that consuming more legumes would be very beneficial& effective both for health and as well as for the environment. In detail, the report recommends "daily consumption of the legume for a quantity” of 65 g &agrav; 100 g per day (cooked weight).

The report justifies this recommendation by the fact that legumes "are an emblematic category for the achievement of animal health. a sustainable diet because they present at the same time both a very low environmental impact and a very good quality. nutritional (rich in fiber, good quality proteins, but also in vitamin B9 or folate, potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium)." As Le Monde points out, the average consumption of legumes currently stands at 8 grams per day. According to the authors of the study, the new proposed diet is effective. would be on average 10% cheaper than the current eating habits of the majority. French people.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116