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UN removes anti-meat tweet 

UN removes anti-meat tweet 

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[31 July, Rural News Group]

The United Nations posted a tweet: ““The meat industry is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the world’s biggest oil companies. Meat production contributes to the depletion of water resources & drives deforestation” which has subsequently been accused of misleading and irresponsible. The UN has since removed the tweet, which received strong criticism from Australian government and industry with their Minister for Agriculture stating "Rather than denigrate and insult the integrity of our meat producers, we should be celebrating the farmers who help produce the first choice of protein for people globally."

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