Meat the Truth: carbon savings tables

Meat the Truth is not just a critical analysis of the relationship between the greenhouse gas effect and the intensive livestock farming industry. It also offers practical solutions, which can help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers are confronted with thought-provoking, personal dilemmas: would they be better off giving up their cars, or their steak?

The film demonstrates that even if everyone in the Netherlands was to abstain from eating meat for just one day a week, this would make a huge difference to Dutch climate policy. All of the Dutch government’s climate goals for private households would be achieved in one fell swoop.

Naturally, these solutions have not simply been pulled out of thin air. They are the result of the expert calculations, which have been made by scientists at the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam. These tables present their calculations for the carbon savings that could be achieved as a result of the reduction in meat consumption.