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Former-Brit

A former champion of vegetarian diets who was also a complete vegetarian for six years has now written a book which presuades Britons to eat meat.

Imon Fairlie, a farmer and writer, says in his book that the vegan diet espoused by many environmentalists is “neither sensible nor attainable for society as a whole”.

Fairlie, a smallholder and a former co-editor of The Ecologist magazine, believes vegetarianism is not the answer to the problem of livestock emissions and that Britons should continue to eat meat.

His views contradict the received wisdom of experts who said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better”.

It also deals a blow to the philosophy of celebrity vegetarians including Sir Paul McCartney and actress Natalie Portman.

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