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The Beef With Beef

In recent years, a number of studies have revealed the massive impact of the livestock industry, and a growing list of scientists and activists have called for a movement away from beef. Here are their main concerns.


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Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in our September/October 2016 print issue as a sidebar to “The Biography of a Plant-Based Burger.”


Source: Eshel, Gidon, et al., “Land, Irrigation Water, Greenhouse Gas, and Reactive Nitrogen Burdens of Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Production in the United States,” PNAS, Vol. 111, No. 33, August 19, 2014.