Stop Eating Beef - It's Killing the Earth More that Your Car
For example, in Brazil, for each kilo of beef produced, an average of 335 Kilos of CO2 are released into the atmosphere. This equates to an average car, taking a little drive, and stopping 1,600Km later - a huge amount of CO2. At the other end of the tables, beef produced in the Netherlands only equates to 22 Kilos of CO2 - still a lot, though, and the equivalent of 111 Km traveled in an averagely-polluting car.
The method used by the scientists is called ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ (LCA), and they’ve used it to measure the ‘emissions’ of other types of food. Dutch chicken is considerably cleaner than their beef, at 6.2 Kilos of CO2 - the equivalent of 31 Km car trip.
Couple these recent findings with the fact that cows produce vast quantities of methane themselves, with methane being 23 times more harmful to our ozone layer than CO2. It’s clear: we either give up beef or risk perishing due to ‘cow pollution’.
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