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16 May 2008

Raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars, SUVs, and trucks in the world combined.

In 2006, the United Nations published a report on livestock and the environment with a stunning conclusion: "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global." It turns out that raising animals for food is a primary cause of land degradation, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and not least of all, global warming.

* SOURCE:
  “Livestock’s Long Shadow” (PDF) - 
   A United Nations Environmental Report
– 2006
   By H. Steinfeld, P. Gerber, T. Wassenaar, V. Castel, M. Rosales, C. de Haan 
   Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

* LEARN MORE:
   UN Report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow” (article summary and table of contents)
   Articles about the Environment
   Stop Farming Animals for Food
   HOPE: Heal Our Planet Earth
   Glen Beck: WHY PETA AND I FINALLY AGREE – 8 MIN. VIDEO

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