Shifting to a more plant-based diet will help lower greenhouse gas emission.
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Actions to Transform Food Systems Under Climate Change by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Actions to Transform Food Systems Under Climate Change.pdf (cgiar.org)
A healthy plant-based diet has been shown to have a significant positive effect in combating many non-communicable disease.
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Every year, about 160 million liters of cow’s milk is served in schools thanks to the EU School Milk Scheme.
The European Commission, School scheme monitoring report summary – 2017/2018 school year,
The European Commission, School scheme monitoring report summary – 2018/19 school year,
The European Commission, School scheme monitoring report summary – 2019/2020 school year,
The EU wants to encourage kids to consume more dairy products at a stage when their eating habits are being formed.
Lex Europa, article 1 Scope and definitions 1.
The EU also has very ambitious climate goals. Goals they want to reach, partly by increasing the consumption of plant-based foods.
Farm to Fork Strategy, European Commission,