Ecobytes: Beef and Brazil’s declining biocapacity

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Date of Publication: June 11

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: San Francisco, CA

Publisher: Global Footprint Network

Author(s): Camille Kawawa-Beaudan

Reducing meat consumption is often presented as one of the most sustainable actions an individual can make. This has become a common talking point in environmental media, and these discussions have prompted me to think more about some of my dietary choices. But it has also made me curious to learn more about the data that backs these claims: how many cattle are raised around the world annually to feed everyone, and how does this production affect the environment of the producing countries?

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