Check Out What The Media Thinks About Meat Eaters

For many years we have heard that meat eating is harmful, but many people don't see it seriously, so we have decided to put together some really important articles so you can see clearly what the media and the press say about the outrageous effects eating meat has on the environment and our bodies.


1. The Guardian - "Yes, bacon really is killing us"

"Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer."

"Consuming 50g of processed meat a day – equivalent to just a couple of rashers of bacon or one hotdog – would raise the risk of getting bowel cancer by 18% over a lifetime."

"According to Cancer Research UK, if no one ate processed or red meat in Britain, there would be 8,800 fewer cases of cancer."

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2. The Independent- "We all need to stop eating meat now, and this is why"

"A kilo of lentils creates only 0.9 kg of CO2. Along with not flying and driving, going vegetarian is one of the very best things you can do for the earth."

"Half the world’s wild animals have disappeared in the last 40 years"

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3. CNN - "Go vegan, save the planet"

"Emissions from the production of beef and lamb are 250 times higher than those from legumes."

"About 80% of all Amazon deforestation is due to cattle-raising" 

"A study published in Nature found that, by 2050, a projected 80% increase in global greenhouse gas emissions from food production can be avoided if the global diet is an equal-parts mixture of the Mediterranean, pescetarian and vegetarian diets."

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4. The Independent - "7 reasons why you should stop eating meat immediately"

"What The Health, which claims that eating eggs is as bad for us as smoking cigerettes."

"29 per cent of Brits believe that cutting it out might help with weight loss goals."

"67 per cent of people who partook in Veganuary – whereby non vegans follow a strict vegan diet for the entire month of January – will remain vegan. Plus, 97 per cent of participants reported feeling healthier, with 87 per cent claiming to feel more energised."

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5. Medical News Today ' "Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes"

"Overweight people who switched to a vegan diet for 16 weeks showed improvements in insulin sensitivity plus the functioning of beta cells compared with a control group."

"The vegan diet also led to improvements in blood sugar levels, both during fasting and during meals."

"Adopting a vegan diet could be an effective way to prevent type 2 diabetes."

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6. Today - "Grilling meat may raise risk of high blood pressure, study finds"

"Cooking meat at high temperatures can cause potentially cancer-causing chemicals to form" 

"Processed meat, such as bacon or hot dogs, does cause cancer" 

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7. Live Kindly - "Doctor Joel Kahn's 7 Reasons For Leaving Meat Off Your Plate"

"Meat is insulinogenic is rarely mentioned and may contribute to aging."

"A plant-based fasting-mimicking diet has been shown to reduce levels of IGF-1, which has an anti-aging effect."

"Amino acid found in high levels in meat, methionine, increased oxidative stress and inflammation and actually reduced heart strength"

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8. The Washington Post - "Meat is horrible"

"Denmark is considering a recommendation from its ethics council that all red meats should be taxed"

"Countries such as the Czech Republic and Poland have dramatically reduced their agricultural emissions output, as much as a half."

"Agriculture today accounts for for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions."

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9. The Guardian - "Rising global meat consumption 'will devastate the environment'"

"Meat production – particularly livestock – is linked to far higher carbon emissions than vegetables, fruits and grains. Livestock production currently accounts for 15% of all anthropogenic emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide)."

"Since 2015, processed meat has been ranked by the World Health Organization in a group of 120 proven carcinogens alongside alcohol, asbestos and tobacco."

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10. Huff Post - "These Are The Reasons You Might Quit Meat In 2018"

"Without cutting the overconsumption of meat, it will be almost impossible to prevent global warming from passing the danger level of 2 degrees Celsius."

"Major changes in livestock production, including the spread of so called mega-farms where large numbers of animals are reared in close confinement, has led to criticisms over what some see as unacceptable levels of animal welfare."

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11. News Press - "Help environment by giving up eating meat, dairy: your say"

"A 2010 United Nations report blamed animal agriculture for 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 70 percent of freshwater use, and 38 percent of land use."

"Carbon dioxide is emitted by burning forests to create animal pastures and by transporting animals."

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12.  Green News - "Meat and Masculinity: Men leading a vegan lifestyle"

"Veganism is a way to transform capitalism regarding animal exploitation and “to challenge the exploitation of the environment and our health.”"

"Vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle."

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13.  PETA - 10 Shocking Stats About Water and Meat-Eating

"If you eat meat, you’re responsible, on average, for the consumption of 15,000 litres of water a day."

"Ditching meat reduces your water footprint by almost 60 per cent."

"According to research published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a meat-eater’s diet requires 14 times more water than a vegetarian’s."

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14.  Bustle - "8 Reasons Meat Is Bad For You"

"On average, vegans are 10 to 20 pounds lighter than adult meat-eaters."

"If you eat meat, you run a greater risk of making yourself antibiotic-resistant."

"Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40 percent less likely to develop cancer compared to meat-eaters, the most common forms being breast, prostate, and colon cancers. "

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 15. USC News - "Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking"

"Even the small change of decreasing protein intake from moderate levels to low levels reduced likelihood of early death by 21 percent."

"In a study of tumor rates and progression among mice, the researchers showed lower cancer incidence and 45 percent smaller average tumor size among mice on a low-protein diet than those on a high-protein diet by the end of the two-month experiment."

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16. The Independent- "Processed Meat and Cancer Link"

"Those who ate the most processed meat had around a 17 per cent higher risk of developing bowel cancer, compared to those who ate the least."

"Processed red meats contain chemicals that generate N-nitroso compounds in the gut, such as nitrite preservatives."

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17. The New York Times - "Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler"

"Americans are downing close to 200 pounds of meat, poultry and fish per capita per year (dairy and eggs are separate, and hardly insignificant), an increase of 50 pounds per person from 50 years ago."

"The world’s total meat supply was 71 million tons in 1961. In 2007, it was estimated to be 284 million tons."

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18. The Washington Post- "Evidence grows linking grilled meat and cancer, but you can lower the risk"

"With plenty of studies showing that people who report eating diets heavy in red and processed meats have higher risks of certain types of cancer, as well as heart disease and other chronic illnesses."

"The case for meat as a cancer risk has been building for decades."

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19.  The Guardian - "Avoiding meat and dairy is 'single biggest way' to reduce your impact on Earth"

"A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use."

"Beef cattle raised on deforested land result in 12 times more greenhouse gases and use 50 times more land than those grazing rich natural pasture."

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20. Health Essentials - "The Link Between Red Meat and Cancer: What You Need to Know"

"Each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent."

"The IARC classified processed meat as a “definite” cause of cancer, or a Group 1 carcinogen – the same group that includes smoking and alcohol."

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