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October 22, 2020 - Energy Live News

Switching 10% of world's meat to plant-based food 'could save 176m tonnes of CO2 by 2030'

Switching 10% of world's meat to plant-based food 'could save 176m tonnes of CO2 by 2030'
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Global consumption of meat reached 385 million tonnes in 2018, which translates to at least 1.7 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

If 10% of the global animal market was replaced by plant-based food products, carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 2.7 billion trees, covering an area of land larger than Germany, could be saved.

That’s according to a new analysis by food technology company Blue Horizon Corporation and PwC, which suggests a 10% shift of the global animal market could avoid around 176 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, free 38 million hectares of land and save 8.6 billion cubic metres of water every year.

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