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Published 02/10/2016 | 02:30

'But reducing the production of greenhouse gases is only one of several compelling reasons why people should adopt a vegan lifestyle'. Stock photo: Getty
'But reducing the production of greenhouse gases is only one of several compelling reasons why people should adopt a vegan lifestyle'. Stock photo: Getty

Sir - Mary Robinson's recent comments on the connection between a meat-based diet and global warming state the blindingly obvious.

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But reducing the production of greenhouse gases is only one of several compelling reasons why people should adopt a vegan lifestyle.

Going meat-free would go a long way towards solving the problem of world hunger. At this very moment, 840 million people in the world are going hungry, while the grain they need is being fed to animals to produce meat for that minority of people on the planet who can afford to buy it.

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