Ghent’s city council is promoting a weekly ‘meat-free day’ in a bid to raise awareness of the impact of livestock farming on both personal and planetary health. According to the UN, livestock rearing is responsible for one-fifth of global greenhouse-gas emissions, so a weekly meat-free day will not only address issues of climate change, but also reduce Ghent’s environmental footprint, because a meat-based diet requires far more land, water and fossil fuels than the equivalent vegetarian diet. To encourage citizens to participate, 90,000 maps have been printed to identify the city’s vegetarian ...


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