1 lb of beef produces the same amount of carbon emissions as driving 30 miles

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Food & Farming

One of the most polluting foods is beef. Producing 2.2 pounds of beef emits the same amount of greenhouse gases as driving 64 miles in the average passenger car. The majority of these emissions come from producing the feed to give to cattle as well as enteric fermentation (i.e., cow burps), which emits methane. Beef takes also a large amount of natural resources and other inputs to be produced; lots of energy, land, and water are all required to raise cattle, let them graze, and finally produce the product you see in grocery stores and restaurants.

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