The United Nations has been lecturing everyone not to eat meat for years and is expected to soon release a report calling for reduced meat consumption. Yet in a hypocritical development, meat is prominently featured on the menu at the United Nations’ COP28 climate summit.
Fox News reported, “Among the food options offered for attendees are The Hungry Hub, which offers beef and meat; Philly Jawn by Ghostburger, which offers burgers and Philly cheesesteaks; Swaggers, which offers smoked ribs and smoked wagyu burgers; and Mattar Farm Live Cooking, which serves ‘unbelievable smoked meats’ and ‘melt-in-your-mouth BBQ.'”
Despite offering a bevy of meat options at the United Nations climate summit, the U.N.’s Food & Agriculture Organization is set to publish its first-ever global food systems’ road map during an upcoming COP28 session, which will demand countries like the United States to eat less meat.
The Business Standard reported, “The global food systems’ road map to 1.5C is expected to be published by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization during the COP28 summit next month. Nations that over-consume meat will be advised to limit their intake, while developing countries — where under-consumption of meat adds to a prevalent nutrition challenge — will need to improve their livestock farming, according to the FAO.”
The FAO told Fox News, “FAO emphasizes the critical need for an innovative plan and a concrete package of solutions to overhaul agrifood systems. The Global Roadmap is positioned as a strategic tool to demonstrate that accelerated climate actions can transform agrifood systems, simultaneously addressing food security and nutrition challenges today and in the future without breaching the 1.5 degrees threshold. In this roadmap, FAO is urging for good food for today and tomorrow.”
On the United Nations website, the organization advises people to ditch meat for a “healthy planet.”
“Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and less meat and dairy, can significantly lower your environmental impact,” the U.N. declares. “Producing plant-based foods generally results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and requires less energy, land, and water. Shifting from a mixed to a vegetarian diet can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 500 kilograms of CO2e per year (or up to 900 kilograms for a vegan diet). “
“Animal-based foods, especially red meat, dairy, and farmed shrimp, are generally associated with the highest greenhouse gas emissions,” the article reads.
“Meat production often requires extensive grasslands, which is often created by cutting down trees, releasing carbon dioxide stored in forests,” the U.N. warns. “Cows and sheep emit methane as they digest grass and plants. The cattle’s waste on pastures and chemical fertilizers used on crops for cattle feed emit nitrous oxide, another powerful greenhouse gas.”
In yet another post, the U.N. calls on “high-income countries” to eat less meat.
“Meat and dairy can be important sources of protein and micronutrients, particularly in lower-income countries where diets lack diversity,” the article states. “But in most high-income countries, shifting to more plant-based foods promotes better health and significantly lowers your environmental impact compared to the average meat-based diet.”
Rep. Mike Flood (R-Neb.) blasted the “global elites” for their “hypocrisy.”
“The hypocrisy of the global elites never ceases to amaze,” Flood began. “They’re the same ones who want working people to swear off flying at all while they get to travel to glitzy conferences on private jets to push a radical green agenda.”
“COP28 putting meat on the menu just proves that we need beef and all kinds of meat to help feed the world,” said Flood – a member of the Congressional Beef Caucus. “And that’s why I’ll keep fighting the U.N. and the global elites who are trying to kill meat production, which would only shatter the world’s food security and end an age-old way of life for millions of farmers and ranchers around the world.”
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