The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned that livestock such as cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens are among the world's top three environmental threats: the agency said that livestock production, largely driven by the demand for meat, pollutes water, destroys biodiversity, and, when the entire production cycle is taken into account, produces more greenhouse gases than the transportation sector. | Harper's Magazine

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned that livestock such as cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens are among the world’s top three environmental threats: the agency said that livestock production, largely driven by the demand for meat, pollutes water, destroys biodiversity, and, when the entire production cycle is taken into account, produces more greenhouse gases than the transportation sector.

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned that livestock such as cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens are among the world’s top three environmental threats: the agency said that livestock production, largely driven by the demand for meat, pollutes water, destroys biodiversity, and, when the entire production cycle is taken into account, produces more greenhouse gases than the transportation sector.

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