April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Summerhall, Red Lecture Theatre
Summerhall Pl
Edinburgh EH9 1QE
0844 557 2686

Isabel Fletcher will run this session during The Edinburgh Science Festival.

Our food systems are a major cause of environmental damage, linked to greenhouse gas emissions, loss of biodiversity and deforestation. Researchers and policymakers are encouraging us to adopt sustainable diets, but how do we make the right choices? And should we – as suggested by recently published guidelines in Sweden and the Netherlands – be reducing meat and dairy as these have the greatest environmental impact? Or should we be supporting our farmers because, in the UK, livestock production is such an important part of our economy? Join us for presentations, discussion and a selection of sustainable snacks.

Should we give up meat to save the planet?