September 13, 2021

Animal-based food generates nearly twice the emissions as plant: study

PARIS – Animal farming accounts for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as plants grown for consumption, according to a study published Monday that mapped agricultural activities worldwide.
What humans eat accounts for a major chunk of the emissions behind climate-change – transportation, deforestation, cold-storage and the digestive systems of cattle all send polluting gases into the atmosphere.
Researchers looked at carbon dioxide, methan…

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