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Scientists: vegetarianism and «healthy» diets are harmful to the environment

Contrary to the data presented at the latest UN conference on climate change in Paris, scientists from the University Carnegie Mellon (USA) claim that eating a vegetarian diet may contribute to climate change. They presented the results of their study in the journal Environment Systems and Decisions.

The researchers concluded that eating fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood deals more damage to the environment, since their production per calorie requires 38% more energy 10% water and 6% stronger pollutes the atmosphere. According to scientists, eating salad three times worse effect on the concentration of harmful gases than eating bacon.

At the same time, scientists noted that the reduction of calories consumed has a positive impact on the environment and reduces energy consumption, water use and emissions into the atmosphere.




Scientists: vegetarianism and «healthy» diets are harmful to the environment 15.12.2015

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