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July 08, 2020 - The Daily Mail

Humans must eat less meat and dairy to cut nitrogen emissions

Humans must eat less meat and dairy to cut nitrogen emissions
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Humans should eat less meat and dairy to cut the nitrogen emissions produced by farming, according to a new report from UN scientists.

The livestock sector emits around 65 trillion grams (teragrams) of nitrogen a year – equivalent to one-third of all current human-induced nitrogen emissions, they say.

This figure alone exceeds the 'planetary boundary' for nitrogen – one of nine boundaries that, if crossed, could endanger humanity's future on Earth.

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