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November 12, 2018 - BBC

Swapping t-bone for tofu, but does it add up?

Swapping t-bone for tofu, but does it add up?
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It’s no secret that growing meat is resource-intensive. The land, fertiliser and water to grow animal feed, as well as fuel for transportation of feed and animals, can add up quickly. One 2018 study from Switzerland’s agriculture research institute Agroscope and the University of Oxford calculated that per 100 grams of protein, beef producers could use as much as 370 square metres of land and 105kg of CO2 equivalents. 

That same amount of protein could be produced by beans, peas and other sources of protein from plants using only 1 square metre of land and 0.3kg of CO2 equivalents. 

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