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Should the government persuade people to eat less meat?

Some believe that reducing meat consumption would help the earth

By Prospect Team  

Cows with their distinctive maternal instinct take care of a newly born calf near Hesel, Germany, 20 August 2015. The East Frisian dairy farming family Hinrichs focuses on a well-balanced milk production for producers, consumers and animals with particular attention being paid to animal welfare. Only a relatively small animal population at acceptable milk prices can maintain such a level of milk production. Photo: INGO WAGNER/dpa

This week, Labour’s vegan shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy provoked outraged headlines by telling the magazine Viva!life that: “I really believe…

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