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"The Eat-Lancet Report, a weapon of mass distraction"

According to a statement of the Italian Association "Sustainable Meat"

"The EAT-Lancet report, presented in the present cases as a small proportion of experts: the researchers involved, although in some cases authoritative, can not be defined as the scientific community", a statement of Italian association Sustainable Meats said.

"Before publishing this report - affirms Professor Giuseppe Pulina , President of Sustainable Meats   - The Lancet should be submitted for the examination of the scientific scientific community, including that of the livestock experts, nutritionists and climatologists, between factions".

According to the statement, "the proposal of the Eat-Lancet committee, uniform for the whole planet, does not take into account the enormous economic, social and food disparities between peoples and distorting the basic principles of our Mediterranean diet, thanks to which Italians are among the populations with the longest life expectancy in the world".

Sustainable Meat is the project promoted by three trade associations (Assocarni, Assica and Unaitalia), representing all the Italian meat chains (bovine, pig and poultry), whose goal is to treat transversally all topics related to the world of meat.

In the Association opinion, we need to highlight the difference between "apparent meat consumption" and "real meat consumption". "bones, fat, tendons, cartilage and waste." "Made this distinction, still to this day" beef and pork) and stands in Italy, stands at 69 g   per day per capita, of which only 24.8 g for beef, well below 100 g per day as indicated by WHO / IARC as a health risk threshold".

More, about the climate change, the main climatologists - sustains Professor Giuseppe Pulina - have said that focusing on agriculture’s impact is a way to mistakenly distract the masses and the scientific community from the most important environmental priority, i.e. the excessive use of fossil fuels, first and foremost, which is responsible for 64% of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to the latest FAO estimates available, the agricultural sector has a climate impact of 10.3% of the total (including meat, eggs, milk and aquaculture), while animal breeding is responsible for only 5% of direct global emissions". 

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