Meat the Truth is based on the most recent scientific research on climate change and livestock production.  For the making this film, many influential research reports, statistical data and other scientific sources were meticulously studied by researchers of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation and the VU University Amsterdam.  In this way, a film was produced that could stand the test of scientific criticism with flying colours.

Scientific Literature

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De Boer, J., Helms, M. & Aiking, H. 2006. Protein consumption and sustainability: Diet diversity in EU-15. Ecological Economics 59, 267-274.

EUROSTAT. Llorens Abando, L. & Martinez Palou, A.M. 2006. Main stages in the meat food chain in Europe. Eurostat report 6/2006

FAO. 2006. Livestock’s long shadow. Environmental issues and options. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome

McMichael, A.J., Powles, J.P., Butler, C.D. & Uauy, R. 2007. Food, livestock production, energy, climate change, and health. The Lancet 370(9594), 1253-1263.

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