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Vegaburger has much more positive impact on CO2 reduction than people think

'Dutch are the largest consumers of meat substitutes in Europe, but an acceleration is still needed to increase CO2 reduction.' - Dennis van Hattem

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Significant reduction
The Dutch are the largest consumers of meat substitutes in Europe, but an acceleration is still needed to increase CO2 reduction. By improving the entire food chain, we can have a positive impact on the environment and consumers.

The popularity of meat substitutes, such as plant-based burgers, can lead to significant carbon savings. According to The Economist's banana index, plant-based burgers have only 25 times fewer emissions than a beef burger per calorie, meaning they are a more climate-friendly choice than beef. In 2015, beef still accounted for 8.5 percent of the world's total CO2 emissions, so with our veggie burger we can actually make a difference.

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To achieve this, we need to look beyond consumers. Farmers can benefit from higher yields by growing vegetable crops, while meat substitutes can become cheaper for consumers. Restaurants and supermarkets should also expand their offerings of vegetarian and plant-based options.

In a world where climate awareness is increasingly important, it is crucial that we take action to reduce our carbon emissions. By accelerating the transition to meat substitutes and working together across the food chain, we can create a more sustainable future for our planet.

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