Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action
Examination of the Third Report of the Citizens' Assembly (Resumed)
If less meat is produced, there will be less emissions in general. The production of meat in the manner that occurs in much of Ireland involves the replenishing of soil in a way which is very important for sequestration and provides meat which has the ingredients which people ought to have rather than the sort of meat that comes from feed lots or similar. It will mean that people will eat less meat because it will be more expensive as it is more expensive to produce in that manner. However, that will do us no harm. One must be honest about it.