A recently published study has called into question earlier findings surrounding the potential health impacts of red meat. The report – which disagrees with most major organisations on the planet – says the evidence against red and processed meat leading to higher rates of cancer is weak, and any risk to people’s health is small. Whilst investigations of this sort are important for feeding into dietary guideline recommendations, it is clear that this study and the headlines surrounding it don’t show the full picture. As climate change accelerates ever faster, it’s clear that our levels of consumption of animal protein is not sustainable. These conversations therefore need to encompass not only health but environmental elements if we’re to move towards more sustainable diets.