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Meat Production Generates 28 Times More Emissions Than Growing Plants

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A new study has found that the global production of meat is responsible for 28 times more greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based foods, The Guardian reports. The findings echo similar studies and reaffirm the importance of updating the food system.

The study

The major study, which was published in Nature Food, looked at the impact of global food production on the planet. 

Researchers analyzed data from more than 200 countries, including information on 171 crops and 16 animal products.

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