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Can you envision how much land animal agriculture uses?

According to Our World in Data, 2019:

The area of global land allocated for raising livestock and feed is equivalent to North, Central, and South America combined.

According to a 2018 paper published in Science, a vegan diet reduces land use by 76%. As an added benefit, veganic farming techniques (which use plant compost rather than manure) further improve soil quality and reduce water pollution.

Get the long read in this excellent Guardian article.



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