A fight against climate change compatible with human health should lead people to reduce the intake of foods of animal origin, for example with a maximum of one serving of red meat every fortnight, according to the recommendations of a study prepared by WWF . This is supported by a team of experts from the Vienna University of Economic and Business Sciences (WU) in a study prepared for the environmental NGO WWF Austria, the results of which were presented Tuesday in a statement. The authors highlight the urgency of a rapid change in eating habits. Under the title “Food Pyramid 2.0”, the authors highlight the urgency of a rapid change in eating habits to stop global warming and consequently propose a new diet. It is about “a healthy and balanced diet with the least possible impact on the environment”, highlights Pegah Bayaty, from WWF Austria. “The biggest lever is a sharp reduction in animal-based foods,” he adds. More specifically, the proposed diet assumes for each person the intake of a maximum of one serving of red meat every fortnight, one serving of low-fat white meat per week, no more than two eggs per week and only one serving of products dairy a day. Scientists recommend increasing above all the proportion of cereals, potatoes, legumes, nuts and vegetable oils. In the case of coffee, tea and cocoa, which consume many resources, they advise a limitation to one or two cups a day. “The consequences of our high meat consumption are evident: greenhouse gas emissions, loss of biodiversity, large land needs, and the use of pesticides and fertilizers,” warns Bayaty. “Only by reducing the consumption of foods of animal origin can we ensure a sustainable diet and thus prevent the planet from becoming unbalanced,” says study co-author Martin Bruckner of the WU’s Institute for Ecological Economics. More than a third of climate-damaging greenhouse gases worldwide come from food. According to studies, 70% of the loss of terrestrial biodiversity and 80% of deforestation are due to the production, transport, storage and waste of food.