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If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off?

Cutting back on red meat is probably the best place to start, but eating the right types of veggies is important, too.
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Red meat production creates tons of greenhouse gas emissions and takes up massive amounts of land. Not so great for our planet.

People forego eating meat for a variety of reasons. Some do it in an attempt to eat healthier meals while others make the shift because they think cows and pigs are simply cuter than they are delicious. Some might even switch over because they think it will help the planet. But what would happen if every single human decided to become a vegetarian? Would we be harming or helping our planet? It turns out, reducing our animal product intake (especially red meat) might not be such a terrible place

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