DID YOU KNOW: Among all foods, beef production stands out for its high environmental impacts, using 20 times more land and generating 20 times more greenhouse gas emissions than beans, for example.
The ongoing expansion of agricultural land is also the dominant driver of deforestation today. In @yearsofliving Season 2: Episode 3, our #YEARSproject correspondent @Gisele Bündchen travels to Brazil to see what happens when pristine forest is mowed down for cattle ranching. Across Brazil and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean, roughly 350 million hectares of land have been deforested, and an additional 300 million degraded. Combined, that’s an area twice the size of Argentina.
Changing what we eat is a relatively simple way to help protect forests, conserve water and generally do better by the environment. Eat #PlantBased to fight #climatechange. #WorldMeatFreeDay #meatlessmonday #gisele #giselebundchen #savethetrees #deforestation #environment #brazil @worldresources