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Why beef is the worst food for the climate

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Our consumption habits emit billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Our diets account for one-fourth of those emissions.This is in part because of the land it takes to grow our food, but it also has something to do with biology. This video explains why the production of some foods emit more emissions than others, and which foods to avoid to be a more climate conscious consumer.

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