It's all about the food! Ecologists have found a new victim responsible for environmental pollution

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It's all about the food! Ecologists have found a new victim responsible for environmental pollution
It's all about the food! Ecologists have found a new victim responsible for environmental pollution
1 November, 08:47EconomyPhoto: Соцсети
If earlier experts blamed the widespread use of petroleum products for all environmental troubles, now food products have taken this place.

Frightening figures, which indicate an unexpected change in environmental priorities, are quoted by the 4BS channel. Economics, business and finance ”, with reference to data from a study by international environmental organizations:

* 26% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the production and delivery of food;

* half of the habitable land is used for agriculture;

* 70% of fresh water is spent in agriculture;

* 78% of the garbage in the world's oceans and freshwater bodies is associated with food;

* 94% of the biomass of mammals (excluding humans) comes from livestock;

* 71% of bird biomass is poultry.

Commenting on these data, experts write:

“It seems that against the background of the energy crisis, largely provoked by “green” initiatives, environmentalists have decided to crawl away from their beloved oil topic a little. Of course, except for a few alternatively gifted, spoiling paintings in museums.

In the end, with the current European prices for electricity and heat, you can get stories about a universal wind-solar paradise from grateful compatriots. And it won't be regular grants at all.

How from a cornucopia rained down publications in the Western media about how much food production affects the environment. So far, without far-reaching conclusions, but simple recipes for what to do with this “problem” will most likely soon arrive ... "

One can only hope that they will not be as destructive as energy initiatives.

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