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Combat climate change: Reduce consumption of animal products | Guest View


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 12:38pm

Looking for a way to reduce your carbon emissions? One of the easiest ways is to eat less meat and animal products.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s 2013 report, "Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock," animal agriculture produces 7.1 gigatons of CO2 per year, which is 14.5% of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere that is attributable to humans.

The majority of animal agriculture greenhouse gases come from beef and cattle milk production, due to the emissions associated with animal feed production and from the animals themselv...

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