January 6, 2022

Festival of Politics: Will vegans really save the planet?

The food system is reportedly globally responsible for a third of all greenhouse gases – so avoiding a lot of meat and dairy is widely recognised as helping reduce environmental impact.

On the other hand, a vegan diet and meat-substitutes can involve intensive water production, high air-miles from flying certain products across the globe, as well as impacting the source nation’s supply chain. And that’s without even discussing how we move the giant tankers of food-service and restaurant industries around?

Join the panel to discuss the good, bad and best ways of consuming food that is best for us and the planet.

This event is brought to you in partnership with James Hutton Institute. It is chaired by Emma Harper MSP, with panellists Prof Derek Stewart; Dr Malte Roedl; Debs Roberts and Prof Mads Fischer-Moller.

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