Friday, August 3, 2012

Would reducing meat consumption help with climate change?

Ben Grossman-Cohen has an opinion piece on CNN suggesting that the Americans and westerners would forgo meat (especially beef) on Mondays for legumes, global greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced significantly.

Raising of livestock adds a significant carbon dioxide burden, he writes, as well as aggravating famine in some parts of the world.

But the US Department of Agriculture won’t buy it.

The link for the story is here.

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