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Land use in the meat industry
Jan 12

Land use in the meat industry


-According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, deforestation is of concern because it is being carried out in order to develop farmland for livestock production and to cultivate crops for animal feed. On average about 4 million hectares of forest were felled annually in the Amazon of South America between 2001 and 2010, most of which was used as land for soybean cultivation and cattle grazing. More info


-Even the most environmentally damaging plant milk type (almond) is better for the planet than dairy milk. More info


-Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon rainforest destruction. More info


-77% of the world’s farmland is used to graze farmed animals or to produce crops to feed farmed animals. More info


These facts were compiled for the purposes of the sustainable events toolkit created under the Sustainable Conferences and Events project implemented by Topkinisis Travel and AKTI Project and Research Centre. The Project ENTERPRISES/0618/0046 is co-funded by the European Regional Development Funding and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.


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