Former Vice President Al Gore is urging people to reduce their consumption of meat in order to fight global warming. In an interview last Friday with Alex Bogusky, founder of the blog FearLess Revolution, Gore cited industrial agriculture and a shift toward a more meat-intensive diet as large-scale contributors to global warming. Gore’s claims are supported by recent data from the Environmental Working Group; the organization’s chart detailing the greenhouse gas emissions of certain foods shows that the production of lamb creates nearly 20 times the emissions as those of broccoli and tofu. Gore also said that organic farming is much safer for the environment, as it puts more carbon back into the soil and produces “safer and better food.”
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