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Plant-based meat by far the best climate investment, report finds

By Damian Carrington

08 Jul 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Scientists have found that avoiding meat and diary products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact. The Guardian reports on the benefits of investing in plant-based meat.

Investments in plant-based alternatives to meat lead to far greater cuts in climate-heating emissions than other green investments, according to one of the world’s biggest consultancy firms.

The report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that, for each dollar, investment in improving and scaling up the production of meat and dairy alternatives resulted in three times more greenhouse gas reductions compared with investment in green cement technology, seven times more than green buildings and 11 times more than zero-emission cars.

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