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Stefan Wirsenius

Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Expertise: Carbon and nitrogen cycling, Agricultural systems

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.”