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UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

“People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world’s leading authority on global warming has told The Observer.”


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Meat production’s environmental toll

Information from the Toronto Vegetarian Association on the environmental impacts of animal agriculture.


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Livestock impacts on the environment (from the United Nations)

A new report from FAO says livestock production is one of the major causes of the world’s most pressing environmental problems, including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.


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Feedlot Meat Has Spurred a Soy Boom That Has a Devastating Environmental and Human Cost

“South America is being taken over by a handful of companies in the soy business that are destroying ecologically sensitive areas and pushing people from their ancestral land.”


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Another Inconvenient Truth: Meat is a Global Warming Issue

“‘In a nutshell,’ according to the Center for International Forestry Research, ‘cattle ranchers are making mincemeat out of Brazil’s Amazon rainforests.'”