Gallery: Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Pr...


It’s hardly news that eating meat is a bad idea: it’s long been recognized that the dietary choice is not only damaging to your health, but also a significant driving factor in global warming. However, a new study has detailed another worrying element in meat production – the greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizers used to grow animal feed. The study from the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts, published in Environmental Research Letters, calls for a 50 percent reduction in meat consumption and changes in agricultural practices so as to stem rising emissions of nitrous oxide, reported to be the most potent of all greenhouse gases.

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  1. Marko April 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

    It’s ok – I prefer warm weather for barbecues anyway!

  2. dolores gaitan April 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I’m all for it of 75% reduction

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