Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: How do our food choices affect the environment?
A: Food choices affect both human and environmental health. [ Raising animals for food contributes to the cause of land degradation, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, global warming and water shortage. According to a 2007 article from the Huffington Post, the United Nations says that almost one-fifth of global warming emissions come from livestock - more emissions than from all of
the world's transportation combined. Animal agriculture takes up an incredible 70 percent of all agricultural land, and 30 percent of the total land surface of the planet. United Nations Report, Huffington Post That same article gives a statistic about fossil fuels. "Producing a calorie of meat protein means burning more than ten times as much fossil fuels - and spewing more than ten times as much heat-trapping carbon dioxide - as does a calorie of plant protein." These fossil fuels are not just a result of producing the meat. This statistic takes into account transporting the animals to slaughterhouses, slaughtering them, refrigerating the carcasses and distributing the meat across the nation. In terms of land degradation, "Animal agriculture takes up an incredible 70 percent of all agricultural land, and 30 percent of the total land surface of the planet," said the Huffington Post. The fight against global warming most commonly involves recycling, driving a fuel-efficient vehicle, using reusable grocery bags or campaigning against mountain top removal, but often leaves out changing dietary choices. In a book edited by David Pimentel, Cornell University professor of ecology and agriculture science, the authors discuss how many gallons of water are required to produce one pound of meat. To produce one pound of beef requires more than 12,000 gallons of water. ]
Expert answered|Pitttypang|Points 30|
Question
Asked 3/20/2013 1:39:15 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,813,592 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What does throttle mean?
4/16/2018 10:25:30 AM| 5 Answers
Ancient cyanobacteria released ______, which assisted in creating the ...
Weegy: Cyanobacteria, is a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis. User: The epoch in ...
4/16/2018 10:31:53 AM| 3 Answers
What is the double jeopardy principle
Weegy: Principle is a law or rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, or can be desirably followed, or is an ...
4/19/2018 6:55:12 PM| 3 Answers
How many amino acids are there? A. Three B. Seven C. ...
Weegy: Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins.
4/20/2018 7:55:39 AM| 3 Answers
Solve 7(x - 3) = -70.
Weegy: Step 1. 5x-10-3x+12=10 Step 2. 2x+2=10 Step 3. 2x=8 ...
4/20/2018 11:45:54 AM| 3 Answers
What’s 307,495 rounded to the nearest thousand
Weegy: 307,495 rounded to the nearest thousand is 307,000. User: Which of the following statements about the number ...
4/20/2018 6:40:52 PM| 2 Answers
Find the next term for sequence 9, 6, 4
4/20/2018 9:05:24 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
L
P
P
P
P
Points 243 [Total 669] Ratings 0 Comments 243 Invitations 0 Offline
S
R
L
R
Points 200 [Total 338] Ratings 0 Comments 30 Invitations 17 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
P
R
P
R
Points 188 [Total 12991] Ratings 0 Comments 178 Invitations 1 Offline
S
L
Points 99 [Total 99] Ratings 1 Comments 59 Invitations 3 Offline
S
Points 71 [Total 71] Ratings 0 Comments 21 Invitations 5 Offline
S
Points 50 [Total 50] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 5 Offline
S
Points 49 [Total 49] Ratings 0 Comments 9 Invitations 4 Online
S
P
L
Points 35 [Total 126] Ratings 0 Comments 35 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 35] Ratings 3 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
Points 11 [Total 55] Ratings 0 Comments 11 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.