Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to tell EU: 'Less meat means less heat'

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London, Nov.29 (ANI): Former Beatle Paul McCartney has said that he will interrupt his European concert tour to tell world leaders how eating less meat can lead to less heat.

Throwing his weight behind a growing campaign to address global warming by reducing the amount of meat we eat, McCartney will fly to Brussels on Thursday, where he will make his case at a special hearing of the European Parliament.

The Telegraph quoted McCartney, as saying yesterday: "The message that I am taking to the European Parliament is - less meat equals less heat. I will appeal to world leaders converging on Copenhagen for the climate-change talks to remember that sustainable food policy is an essential weapon in the fight against global warming."

"At the same time we should not forget our individual capacity to act in ways that will help - such as limiting our consumption of meat. This simple act can help slow global warming and help to feed the world," he added.

The McCartneys are Britain's best-known vegetarian family.

Sir Paul's late wife, Linda, established one of the country's leading brands of ready-made vegetarian meals. And his daughter Stella, the designer, has extended her approach to food to fabrics, refusing to use fur on grounds of animal cruelty.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will join McCartney. (ANI)

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