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China is leading the way on climate change, and the US should be ashamed


China will soon surpass the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy. And now it is poised to overtake this country by yet another metric: environmental protection. In an unexpected development, China — known for its choking urban pollution and notorious Three Gorges Dam — has introduced new dietary guidelines that seek to cut its meat consumption in half.If this sounds familiar, it might be because you remember similar guidelines proposed in the U.S. in 2015 — which were promptly rejected by officials on the grounds that dietary guidelines aren’t an “appropriate vehicle” for addressing sustainability concerns.

Resource Type
Magazine/newspaper article
The Oklahoman
Resource URL
June 30, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Food security
Climate and Environmental Impact
Sustainable agriculture/local food systems
International policy Policy International

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