(NEW YORK) — A new study says beef production is much more harmful to the earth than the production of other animal proteins.
According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, compared to pork, poultry, eggs, and dairy, the production of beef is responsible for six times more nitrogen, which pollutes water and comes from the fertilizer used to grow the corn fed to cows.
The author of the study suggests eating other proteins instead.
The beef industry says this a “gross oversimplification” of the beef production process.
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