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December 04, 2018 - CBC News Canada

Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there's a way to eat sustainably

Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there's a way to eat sustainably
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According to the World Resources Institute, the average person in more than 90 per cent of the world was eating more protein than they needed in 2009, and the proportion of animal-based protein in people's diets has been growing dramatically. 

This is a problem, because animal-based proteins — especially red meat — consume more resources and generate more greenhouse gases than beans, nuts and other plant-based proteins. Producing beef uses 20 times the land and generates 20 times the emissions as producing beans, per gram of protein, the World Resources Institute reports.

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