The following was shared with us by U.S. Congressman Floods office:
FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Mike Flood, R-Neb., is planning to introduce a resolution this week condemning all United Nations recommendations that the U.S. lower its meat consumption to reduce carbon emissions and fight global warming.
Flood is planning to formally introduce the resolution Monday amid the ongoing U.N. COP28 climate change conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where delegates are planning to issue a first-of-its-kind report that is expected to call for the West to reduce consumption of beef. The U.N. has, for years, called for individuals to ditch animal-based diets, which it says “have a high impact on our planet.”
“Resolved, that the House of Representatives (1) recognizes the importance of meat and livestock production to the United States economy; (2) recognizes the importance of meat and animal-based protein; (3) disapproves of United Nations recommendation to reduce meat consumption in their global food systems’ road map; and (4) opposes the use of any Federal resources to support attempts to reduce meat consumption,” Flood’s resolution states.
Flood, who serves on the Congressional Beef Caucus, joined a chorus of voices this week criticizing the U.N.’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) for preparing its global food systems’ road map, which will reportedly include a call for the U.S. and other Western nations to ditch meat in favor of plant-based foods. That report is expected to be published as soon as Sunday during a COP28 session hosted by FAO.
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