PM's climate plan says UK can lead world in 'alternative proteins'

PM's climate plan says UK can lead world in 'alternative proteins'
PM's climate plan says UK can lead world in 'alternative proteins'
Boris tells Britain to go veggie! PM's big plan to reduce emissions and tackle climate change says UK can become a world leader in 'alternative proteins' as part of drive to persuade families to eat less meat Boris Johnson today published his Net Zero Strategy for tackling climate change Food production one of the areas targeted by ministers to reduce emissions  Strategy says shift to consuming more 'alternative proteins' will 'take time' It says UK market for non-meat products 'could grow' to become world leader

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The UK could become a world leader in the production of 'alternative proteins' as part of a global push to eat less meat, according to Boris Johnson's climate change strategy. 

The Prime Minister today published his eagerly-awaited Net Zero Strategy which sets out how the nation will reach a target of net zero emissions by 2050. 

Food production is one of the areas targeted by ministers and the document suggests non-meat products could soon be a boom industry. 

It states that it will 'take time' for so-called 'alternative proteins' to secure a 'significant market share'. 

But it predicts this increase will 'align with consumer dietary trends' and the UK's 'lively and growing domestic market' could then grow 'to become another great British food export that competes internationally'. 

It comes after the publication of the independent National Food Strategy report earlier this year which called for a major reduction in eating meat. 

It said meat consumption needs to be cut by 30 per cent by 2030 to reduce methane emissions from cattle and

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