Richard Branson hands in his man card to become a fussy eater

Richard Branson has decided that he won’t eat meat anymore.

Richard Branson gave up beef earlier this year.

“More and more people recognise that conventional meat production can have truly devastating environmental impacts,” he wrote in a blog about producing food for future generations as part of World Food Day on Thursday.

“It’s one of the reasons I gave up eating beef earlier this year, and it looks like I am not the only one. Surprisingly, for myself, I haven’t missed it at all.

“If we could get many other people to do the same, we would be healthier, and we would help sustain the beautiful biodiversity we are losing in the rainforests.”

Branson is referring to the increasing demand for meat as the world’s population of  7 billion grows and the impact this has on the environment.  

About 40 per cent of the the world’s land is used to support livestock, driving deforestation.

And with agriculture responsible for between 15 and 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, there may be no other single human activity that has a bigger impact on the planet than the raising of livestock.

One study earlier this year found that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

Giving up meat for the fraud that is global warming…NEVER.

Vegetarians/Vegan/Fussy eaters are like religious fundamentalists…always telling everyone else how we should eat, what we should eat…the funny thing is i have never met a vegetarian who doesn’t have a body like a half sucked throatie and usually they have an unhappy disposition.

I’ll give you one good reason why I won’t ever be a vegetarian.

Because bacon!

 

– Fairfax


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