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Why meat is the best worst thing in the world

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Humans love meat: steak, fried chicken, bacon, sausages. Yet meat is the most inefficient way of feeding humans, and is decimating the Earth’s resources. Kurzgesagt examines the massive scale of the meat industry and how we can make it more sustainable- without giving up the occasional steak.

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Environmental scientists are concerned that the planet might not be able to keep up with global meat consumption. A new analysis suggests that the rise in meat consumption, driven by population and income growth, could play a major role in increasing carbon emissions and reducing biodiversity. Livestock production currently accounts for 15 percent of all carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and a 2014 study found that giving up beef could reduce a person’s carbon footprint more significantly than if they gave up their car.

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