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Hugo Valin

Research Scholar, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Expertise: Economic modeling of agriculture, forestry and land use

Guardian story on climate impacts of diet gets mixed reviews from scientists

“The word “Avoiding” in title and text is overly strong and should have been “Reducing”. Adopting a vegan diet is not necessary, but a reduction to having meat 1-2 times a week and dairy 3-4 times a week would suffice. In fact, flexitarian diets utilize natural resources much more efficiently than vegan diets[1]. In the article, Peter Alexander is quoted saying something to the same effect.”