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Climate activists take UK government to court over food strategy



A legal challenge has been launched against the UK's government food strategy by a group on environmental campaigners . The group have argued the government has a lack of plans to cut meat and dairy consumption and have failed to take into account environmental advice from its own climate change committee and its adviser Henry Dimbleby in formulating the strategy for England, which was released in June.


Polling by YouGov last month found that only a third of people surveyed were willing to cut down on meat and dairy to help fight climate change, while farmers have pushed back strongly against the idea.


The government has three weeks to submit a summary of its response to the judicial review claim.


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Source: Financial Times