Nigel Farage agrees to out for a vegan lunch
Nigel Farage got into a heated debate with an animal rights activist about whether people should eat less meat.
The GB News host and former politician quickly shut down Senior Digital Marketing Manager of PETA Margarita Sachkova with one bold statement when he claimed he would take up her offer of going for a vegan lunch.
Earlier in the interview, following Mr Farage’s protestations about non-dairy milks and other vegan products Ms Sachkova said she would take him for a vegan lunch to show him vegan or vegetarian food could taste just as good, if not better, than other food.
Following an intense debate about climate change, Mr Farage exclaimed that he would take up Ms Sachkova’s offer and try vegan food in early 2024.
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On GB News, Mr Farage said: “Probably eating a bit less meat in our diets might be a healthy thing to do, but I want milk in my tea and I’m never going to shift my point of view from that.
“But I tell you what I will do. I will take you up on the offer of a vegan lunch. I will do it, I never ever thought I would say that.
“We’ll do it in the course of the first few weeks of the year and I will come back and tell you how the experience was. Promise!”
Mr Farage’s admission came hours after the UN released a report saying that if people halved the amount of meat and dairy in their diet then they could help tackle climate change.
The UN said the act of doing so would make any person who reduced their meat and dairy intake a “demitarian”.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Professor Mark Sutton said: “Let’s face it, to get to that 2030 goal is extremely ambitious. If we’re going to get there, what are the different ways of doing it?
“It’s not just the guys with the technical measures – we all need to think about our food choices. Our food choices are affecting water pollution and climate change. So we all need to contribute.”
This isn’t the first time a “demitarian” diet has been considered one of the best ways to help combat climate change. Nearly 10 years ago in 2014, another UN report said the same thing.
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The UN report claimed that Europeans could cut emissions from agriculture by 25 to 40 percent if they adopted a “demitarian” diet, which is a compromise between eating vegan and not.
He said: “When we’ve seen people urged to be vegetarians I’ve personally seen that that can lead to a backlash because many people want to eat meat.
“From the environmental point of view, it’s not about whether you eat meat or dairy, it’s about how much.”
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