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No more burgers and coke? Climate fears hit meat, drink sales

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The real negative impact that the over-crowded, bloated, devil-may-care meat industry has on the environment is something it seems most North Americans either don't know or refuse to even look into or believe. I am surprised the article dodged that point so hard. From a wildly inflated cow population fed a completely unnatural diet and the ridiculous amounts of methane that produces, to piles and piles of feces running off in the rain and getting into your vegetables days before its picked to having way too few trees because the land is used to grow animal feed....the meat industry is killing us.

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I agree N. Goodman, and I see the root cause of this is the equally inlafted human population that fights off natural controls with science and pollutes the environmant with that same science.

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"We’re already seeing small reductions in spending on meat, bottled drinks and categories such as beauty wipes," data analytics firm Kantar said in a report on the survey.

Small reductions in spending on meat probably co-related to the increase in the price of red meat, secondly the amount of fish being consumed is increasing, consumers are probably replacing higher priced red meat with fish.

There has been an explosion of companies offering alternatives to meat, such as California-based Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, while food giants like Nestle are also launching plant-based burgers.

And its already starting to be proven these so called "healthy" alternatives are full of salt and other health depleting substances.

predicting that sales of fresh meat in Britain could drop by up to 4% in the next two years

The word here is COULD, like most hysteria being pushed about the environment this statement could well and truly being another exaggeration.

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these so called "healthy" alternatives are full of salt and other health depleting substances.

While some folk might mistakenly think some kind of mass-produced, highly-processed pseudo-food is somehow 'healthier' than real food, the gist of the article isn't about people wanting a healthy diet, it's about people not wanting to muck up the environment any more than we already have done.

like most hysteria being pushed about the environment this statement could well and truly being another exaggeration

Oh I see, you're one of those. Sorry, I thought you were being serious.

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And I have been getting interested in the carnivore diet; haven't adopted it but I am eating more meat than I used to, and I certainly plan to continue...

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There is No way on God’s green Earth that I would ever give up eating meat, but if people want to, their choice and that’s just more meat for me. I will cut down on my veggie intake that’s my contribution for the environment.

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There is No way on God’s green Earth that I would ever give up eating meat

Lets see what you say when the Earth turns more desert tan than green.

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