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Replacing beef with beans could save the planet, because people farts are better than cow farts

One small change in your diet could mean less gas for everybody.

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There’s an old childhood ditty about eating beans that starts off “beans, beans, they’re good for your heart,” and ends with a snicker-inducing line about their other well-known effects — (rhymes with “heart”).

It turns out, though, that beans are good for more than your heart. Eating them could also be good for the climate.

Shunning beef for beans could mitigate the effects of climate change by slashing greenhouse gas emissions in a very big way, according to new research published in the journal Climatic Change. The study predicts such a swap could help the United States meet upwards of 50 percent of its emissions

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