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  2. Sep 16, 2021
Meat and Dairy Contribute Nearly 60% of Food Production Greenhouse Gases

Deceptive advertisements recently tried to downplay meat’s role in exacerbating climate change. But a new study in Nature Food found that 57% of global greenhouse gas emissions from food production come from animal-based food production. Beef contributes the most.