The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Letters and Responses
Meat the culprit
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has issued a stunning report on global warming:
Livestock production is responsible for more climate change gases than all the motor vehicles in the world; 70 per cent of Amazon deforestation; 64 per cent of all the acid rain-producing ammonia; and 15 out of the 24 vast global ecosystems that are in decline can blame livestock.
Moreover, livestock production is at the heart of almost every other environmental catastrophe confronting the planet - rainforest destruction, the growth of deserts, loss of fresh water, air and water pollution, acid rain and soil erosion.
A new year's resolution: cut out meat.
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