Germany could soon take another aggressive step towards its net-zero climate goal.
by Addison Smith
Germany is facing a potential severe crackdown on meat consumption as the government-funded German Nutrition Society (DGE) is planning to recommend residents cut 90% of their daily meat intake from their diet to combat climate change, according to a report from German news site Bild.
The report, which was flagged by Climate Depot founder Marc Morano, showed that Germans consume an average of 764 grams (1.68 lbs) of meat per week. But under a current “food strategy” draft recommendation, the DGE is reportedly proposing that number to be reduced to 10 grams per day or 70 grams per week — which is only about 2.5 ounces — after Germany’s Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture estimated that doing so would help the country reach its climate goal to be carbon neutral by 2045.
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