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October 9, 2009

Eating Meat And Global Warming

-- by Dave Johnson

Must read: Gut Check: Here's the Meat of the Problem

According to a 2006 United Nations report, livestock accounts for 18 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.

. . . Two researchers at the University of Chicago estimated that switching to a vegan diet would have a bigger impact than trading in your gas guzzler for a Prius (PDF). A study out of Carnegie Mellon University found that the average American would do less for the planet by switching to a totally local diet than by going vegetarian one day a week.

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 9, 2009 8:46 AM


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