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January 20, 2020 - Daily Mail Online

Meat of the matter: New online tool that calculates how our eating habits impact the environment

Meat of the matter: New online tool that calculates how our eating habits impact the environment
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A new online tool that calculates how our eating habits impact the environment has revealed that if everyone had the same diet as the USA we'd need another planet.

A PhD student examined the results of more than 1,500 studies into farming, food production and water usage to create the online tool. The calculator, part of the Poland based Omni Calculator Project, examines the impact of meat consumption on land use, water and air pollution. Currently 50 per cent of the Earth's land is given over to food production, but that could go down to as little as 12 per cent if everyone turned vegan, they found.

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