Vegetarianism is worse for the environment
A study was done by the World Wildlife Fund and Cranfield University looking at the environmental impacts of our food choices. The report was largely in favor of reducing our meat consumption, but correctly clarified that simply replacing meat with heavily processed foods was not a solution. Early media reports simply discussed the study as an analysis of the environmental impacts of our food choices; however, on February 12, 2010 several outlets picked up and ran with a story about a mysterious "study" which they did not name, but claimed came from the WWF and Cranfield University, and The Times Online and The Daily Telegraph included a single quote taken out of context from the study. They used this quote to fabricate an entire story on how a new study has claimed vegetarianism is worse for the environment. Some later reports even went so far as to say red meat was the new green.
This media error was first exposed here: