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Cutting down meat consumption can result in better health and a lower carbon footprint, a new study finds.
If people continue to eat meat at current rates, half of the carbon budget would be lost in three decades. By 2050, according to the modeling, switching to diets of limited meat consumption can cut emissions by a third while saving 5 million lives, vegetarian diets could reduce emissions by 63 percent and save 7 million lives, and vegan diets could reduce emissions by 70 percent and save 8 million lives.
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