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Recent Study Says Vegetarian Diet Significantly Reduces Carbon Emissions

By Kira Brekke

A new study released this week sheds light on just how much decreased meat consumption would benefit the planet.

Climate Focus, an advisory company in climate policy and law, found that annual agricultural carbon emissions could be reduced by 50 to 90 percent by 2030. Twelve key strategies are detailed for how to shift to a meat-free lifestyle, reduce food waste, and introduce new farming practices.

Charlotte Streck, the director of Climate Focus, spoke to HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps. She said that 70 percent of agricultural emissions are related to cattle for two reasons: a lot …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green