SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 2019

BEEF PRODUCTION IS ESTIMATED TO USE 28 TIMES MORE LAND, 11 TIMES MORE WATER AND RELEASE MORE CARBON DIOXIDE (ONE KILOGRAM OF PROTEIN CREATING THE EQUIVALENT OF 300KG OF CARBON DIOXIDE WHEN FACTORING IN THE IMPACT OF OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES, LIKE METHANE) THAN PORK AND POULTRY - VIA WIRED MAGAZINE (C/O THIS WEEK’S WIRED UK PODCAST).

but one 2014 studyestimates that beef production uses 28 times more land, 11 times more water and releases more carbon dioxide than poultry or pork.AND

MORE THAN 33M SQUARE KILOMETRES OF LAND IS USED FOR GRAZING LIVESTOCK AROUND THE GLOBE. THAT’S A QUARTER OF THE PLANET, NOT INCLUDING THE ICE-COVERED BITS - VIA (AGAIN), FRIDAY’S WIRED UK PODCAST.

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IF WE WANT TO KEEP GLOBAL TEMPERATURES BELOW TWO DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES, DEVELOPED COUNTRIES NEED TO DECREASE THEIR BEEF CONSUMPTION BY 90% - VIA, I MEAN YOU KNOW WHERE I’M GOING WITH THIS BY NOW…

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GOT BEEF? NOT IN THIS MEAT-FREE BUTCHERS. YEP, YOU HEARD ME: IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD MEAT FREE WEEK SAINSBURY’S IS GOING ALL OUT #PEAKHIPSTER ON THIS SHIT - VIA CAMPAIGN.