A panelist at the World Economic Forum (WEF) said Wednesday that one “billion” people should “stop eating meat,” as it would create a “big impact” for the “current food system” and lessen carbon emissions.
“If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire the innovation of food systems,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, who chairs the Germany-based conglomerate Siemens AG, during a discussion titled “Mobilizing for Climate.”
The WEF’s conference in Davos, Switzerland features many powerful world leaders and wealthy executives and runs Monday through Friday, according to reports.
The group’s founder, Klaus Schwab, delivered his welcoming remarks and special address Monday.
Schwab has called on his colleagues to “master the future.”
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A peculiar op-ed promoted by the WEF in February 2022 encouraged humans to eat more bugs, arguing that eating meat creates greenhouse gasses and is bad for the environment while consuming insects can “offset climate change in many ways.”
Extremist ideology in pursuit of combating so-called “climate change” has proved costly for some. The Dutch government decided to confiscate 3,000 farms and close them in order to supposedly lessen nitrogen emissions by 50% by November 2030. This followed months of revolts by Dutch farmers.
“We cannot invest. Our fathers, our uncles, cannot invest in the future. And so as young farmers we also have no prospect of … taking over a farm,” Marijn van Heun, a 23-year-old Dutch dairy farmer, reportedly said at the time.
“That is a mission that we need to get on. I can inspire you to maybe look at an organization called Eat — easy to remember, Eat — who have all the facts on this and who have the policies necessary, the innovations necessary and the scale necessary in order to make food systems sustainable and healthy,” the Siemens AG chair said.
“I predict that we will have proteins not coming from meat in the future, they will probably taste even better. So why are we trying to mimic meat if we can have a better taste? They will be zero carbon and much healthier than the kind of food that we eat today,” he added.