In the last few years, there has been an explosion of articles singing the praises of the animal agriculture industry and those who consume its products while viciously attacking plant-based products and the vegan movement (at times going so far as criticizing veganism as an “eating disorder requiring psychological treatment”. There have been a lot of stories about how many of these articles are the result of influencers being paid by meat industry lobbyists, but this one is one of the most damning: A group of more than 1,000 "scientists" were assembled to sign onto an petition to scam European governments into drastically downplaying the negative effects that meat-eating has on the planet. It has now been shown that this document is simply another craven propaganda piece carefully designed to prop up this cruel industry.
Don't be fooled. Protecting the environment against climate change, species extinction, water pollution and shortages and the rapid loss of biodiversity and wild spaces depends on moving animal products off your plate. Any real scientist can tell you that.