A German consumes 59 kilograms of meat on average per year, an Austrian 65 kilograms. That’s between 162 and 178 grams of meat a day, or to put it another way: every day we polish off at least one small schnitzel. Much too much, much too unhealthy and bad for the environment, according to 37 researchers from 16 countries, who developed the so-called “planet health diet”. The “planet health diet” is a nutrition plan drawn up by researchers that protects the climate, takes into account the limited resources of our planet and has the health of currently 7.7 billion people in mind.
This nutritional recommendation is intended to prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Ultimately, 2.2 billion people worldwide are overweight or even obese. Scientists estimate that eleven million premature deaths can be prevented by this diet.