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Wildcat Thu, Oct 2, 2008
Climate Change Report Calls for Mandatory Meat Rationing:

Calls for government to set consumption targets for meat, dairy, alcohol, and other food products.

The average person eats 21 meals a week. According to a new plan to combat climate change, 17 of those will be government-mandated as meat-free. Targets set by the plan would limit weekly consumption of beef would be limited to 1/4 pound. Chicken and ham would be similarly limited, with four modest servings of meat available throughout a week.

The report, sponsored by the University of Surrey, U.K., called for a return to old-fashioned cooking and shopping habits, such as walking to stores, buying only local produce, eating leftovers, and cooking in bulk, so that several meals can be prepared at once. More controversially, the report suggests people should "accept different notions of quality" in regards to food consumption, so that foods we now discard or use for animal feed can instead be directed to human consumption.

Drastic reductions in consumption of alcohol, dairy products, and sweets were also part of the plan.