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Carnivorous Argentines Told to Forgo Beef as Climate Fears Grow

  • Ranchers are biggest contributor to Argentina’s emissions
  • Beef consumption has already been plunging on economic woes
A worker arranges cuts of beef at a butcher's shop in Buenos Aires.
A worker arranges cuts of beef at a butcher's shop in Buenos Aires.Photographer: Erica Canepa/Bloomberg

Some of the planet’s most voracious beef eaters are being told to cut back to help the environment.

The government in Argentina, a ranching heartland that’s traditionally vied with neighboring Uruguay as the world’s red-meat capital, wants people to stop feasting on beef for one day a week as it tries to achieve climate goals.