Almost 1,000 scientists from leading universities worldwide have signed an initiative urging people to consume meat, arguing that it is essential for a healthy lifestyle.

The scientists claim that livestock farming is too important to be the victim of “zealotry” and that removing fresh meat and dairy from diets would harm human health. Women, children, the elderly, and those with low incomes would be the most negatively impacted, the group argues.

This call for meat consumption comes amidst a more significant push from campaigns to adopt plant-based diets, such as Veganuary and Meat-Free Mondays.

Interesting find: The peer-reviewed paper suggests that the link between red meat and disease is almost eradicated when it is combined with a healthy diet, leading to the suggestion that it is the rest of the diet that causes health issues.

In conclusion, eat meat, but it is vital to maintain a balanced diet.