New research from the Sustainable European Research Institute has found the production of meat substitutes results in a 95 percent lower amount of harmful emissions than that of ground beef. According to the study, the production of one kilogram of soy meat releases approximately 350 grams of carbon dioxide, whereas 7,200 grams are emitted to create the same amount of ground beef. The SERI used eight different meat substitutes, such as soy meats and seitan, while researching the impacts, and factors examined included the transport of items and the usage of water and renewable resources. The German Vegetarian Society and environmental organization Greenpeace commissioned the study.
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