According to this article, the European commission spent 252 million over four years to promote meat and dairy products.
The majority of research shows that there are a lot of benefits to less meat consumption. The alternatives are often more cost efficient to produce, and more environment friendly.
It seems to go against some of goals of the European Union:
- protect and improve the quality of the environment
- promote peace, its values and the well-being of its citizens
What are the European commissions reasons for promoting meat consumption?