The impact of beef and mutton on land use

I learnt about the very negative impact of beef on the environment a few years back and have since worked on near eliminating it from my diet. But, it is always impactful to look at charts that demonstrate just how negative this impact is. Our World in Data posted a fantastic article on land use by food type recently that did just that.

This chart alone tells the story.

We often wonder if there are little things we can do to help save the environment. This chart points to we could do.

And, given the impact involved, it might just be a big thing in the long run.

PS: This is also why I’m so excited about the development of lab grown meat.