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H Marlow

Livestock production, and its continuing expansion and intensification, is a key driver of many destructive ecosystem changes, including deforestation; replacement of herbaceous plants by woody plant cover; desertification; and soil compaction, erosion, and subsequent sedimentation of waterways, wetlands, and coastal areas.
Diet and the environment: does what you eat matter?

A synopsis of the report and link to the main study: Diet and the environment: does what you eat matter?

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Livestock production, and its continuing expansion and intensification, is a key driver of many destructive ecosystem changes, including deforestation; replacement of herbaceous plants by woody plant cover; desertification; and soil compaction, erosion, and subsequent sedimentation of waterways, wetlands, and coastal areas.