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Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN

Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN

Science
Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said.A major report on land use and climate change says the West's high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming.But scientists and officials stopped short of explicitly calling on everyone to become vegan or vegetarian.They said that more people could be fed using less land if individuals cut down on eating meat.The document, prepared by 107 scientists for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that if land is used more effectively, it can store more of the carbon emitted by humans.It was finalised following discussions held here in Geneva, Switzerland.Climate change: Where we are in seven chartsTwelve ...
10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

Health
Just one diet soft drink a day could boost your risk of having a vascular event such as stroke, heart attack, or vascular death, according to researchers from the University of Miami and Columbia University. Their study found that diet soda devotees were 43% more likely to have experienced a vascular event than those who drank none. Regular soda drinkers did not appear to have an increased risk of vascular events. Researchers say more studies need to be conducted before definitive conclusions can be made about diet soda's effects on health. To get our top stories delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Healthy Living newsletter ...