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The United Nations has warned that a combination of accelerating climate shocks, land abuses and exploitation of water sources worldwide is beginning to hinder humanity’s ability to feed itself.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a global assessment report in Geneva earlier today.

The assessment revealed that, unless there is a transformation in the way the world produces food and manages land, it will be impossible to keep global temperatures at a safe level.

The report proposed that a shift towards vegetarian and vegan diets would help curb the rise in temperatures as it would reduce emissions from agriculture and food production.

However, in a country like Ireland, where the economy is quite reliant on dairy and beef production, is this switch in diets a viable solution?

-Daniel Potter