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Beef Consumption Up 36% in India In The Past Decade

In Business, Food/Drink, Health, India, Science on September 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm

This is bad news. Just bad bad news for the environment…never mind the health of new Indian beef eating consumers.

Consider these statistics – meat-making gobbles up 17 times as much land, 26 times as much water, 20 times the fossil fuels, and 6 times as many chemicals, according to Plenty magazine. And among animal proteins, beef is the real hog; producing a kilo of beef takes up seven times more farmland than it does to produce a kilo of chicken and 15 times the area needed for a kilo of pork.


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