29 Jun '12, 3pm

Environmental Study: Eat Less Meat to Fight #Deforestation via @ecorazzi

Environmental Study: Eat Less Meat to Fight #Deforestation via @ecorazzi

UCS adds that nearly 60% of the agricultural land around the world is used in the production of beef, which provides less than 2% of the world’s consumed calories. They also call beef production an “inefficient use of feed resources,” as it takes 10 kilograms of grain to produce 1 kilogram of beef. They also report, “Cows produce extensive amounts of methane during the digestive process, a potent heat-trapping gas that exits the cow from both ends and causes about 23 times as much global warming per molecule as carbon dioxide. Large amounts of manure are also a leading cause of water pollution.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/06/29/environmental-study-ea...

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