Nearly a fifth of the EU's budget goes on livestock farming, says Greenpeace

Environment The Guardian

Europe urged to promote diets lower in meat and dairy and restrict animals to grass-based systems to free land for crops Nearly a fifth of the EU’s total budget – more than £24bn of taxpayer money – goes to support livestock farming across Europe, according to new research by Greenpeace. At a time when scientists are calling for significant reductions in meat consumption, the report’s authors say taxpayers’ money should be redirected away from grain-fed, industrial animal farming. Continue reading... …

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