Study: Replacing fifth of beef in diets with fungi-based 'meat' could halve deforestation

Michael Holder
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(L-R) Former footballers Neil Ruddock and John Barnes serve up Quorn meat-free meals | Credit: Quorn
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(L-R) Former footballers Neil Ruddock and John Barnes serve up Quorn meat-free meals | Credit: Quorn

Climate impact of beef worldwide is far higher than that of microbial-meat alternatives, according to a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Replacing just a fifth of global beef consumption with fungi-based meat alternative products by 2050 could halve deforestation worldwide, as market-ready microbial proteins require far smaller amounts...

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