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Farm groups across the UK have hit out at the mainstream media for pushing an anti-meat agenda in its coverage of a new UN report on climate change and land use.

The paper, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), highlighted the impact climate change is having on the environment and food security across the globe.

It recommended a number of options for mitigating the worst effects, such as agroforestry, afforestation, soil carbon management and recovering peatlands.

Increasing agricultural productivity, cutting food waste and moving towards healthy diets – which include animal products from ‘sustainable and low emission systems’ – were also listed as possible ways to combat rising temperatures.

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