The EU loves meat. Campaigners say it’s trashing the climate

As a new report highlighted the meat industry’s massive environmental footprint, a parliamentary committee gave its approval to the EU’s agricultural subsidy scheme that critics warn will only worsen the problem. How can the bloc move towards a more sustainable food model?

by Claudia Delpero
A fire eats through the Chapada Diamantina region, in Brazil's Bahia state, October 2020. Green groups warn that many fires are deliberately started to convert land for agriculture. Photo: Mateus Morbeck / AFP via Getty Images
A fire eats through the Chapada Diamantina region, in Brazil's Bahia state, October 2020. Green groups warn that many fires are deliberately started to convert land for agriculture. Photo: Mateus Morbeck / AFP via Getty Images

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