DAIRY IS DESTROYING THE PLANET, SAYS JAMES AND SUZY CAMERON

  • Live Kindly
  • May 9, 2019
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Filmmaker James Cameron and his wife, environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron, have urged New Zealand to ditch dairy and other animal products for the good of the planet.

Speaking at the Just Transition Summit in New Plymouth, the pair took the opportunity to raise awareness about the link between animal agriculture and climate change, Stuff reports.

The Camerons —who are vegan and live on a 5,000-hectare farm in south Wairarapa where they grow organic fruit, vegetables, and nuts — told the summit that the agriculture sector generates 22 percent of emissions.

This is more than the transportation sector, which is widely considered the most harmful to the planet; every car, truck, bus, train, and plane in the world combined makes up 19 percent of emissions.

“We can’t talk about reducing emissions in New Zealand without talking about the future of ‘ag’ and food,” Cameron, the director behind films like “Avatar,” stated at the summit.

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