Who wants to live healthier and protect the environment, should eat less beef. A new study now demonstrates in an impressive way. A transition such as from beef to alternative protein sources could reduce the number of nutritional deaths in the world by up to 2.4 percent, – stated in the published on Thursday in the investigation of the Oxford Martin School for the world economic forum (WEF). In affluent countries, it would be even more, up to 5 percent.
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At the same time, the study shows that beef production in 2010 was for 25 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions from the food sector. Alternative protein sources could reduce emissions accordingly.
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In the production of beef with a nutritional value of 200 calories, would greenhouse gases with the warming effect of 23.9 pounds of carbon dioxide released. In the case of the production of the same nutritional value of beans, wheat or nuts, it was only a Kilo or less. In the case of other sources of protein such as Tofu (around 3 kg), pork (approximately 4 kg) and chicken (around 6 pounds) is the so-called emission factor according to the study, slightly higher but still far below the beef.
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Although, it would be impossible in the future, the global demand for meat in a sustainable way to cover, said the competent WEF-environmental expert Dominic Waughray. But: “This report shows that it is possible to produce enough nutrients for 10 billion people and improve the health of the people, without having, necessarily, to refuse meat.” However, the meat production must become more efficient, and consumers would have to eat a variety.