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3 Ways Alternative Proteins Help Reduce Global Warming
A few of the many environmental benefits
1. Lower greenhouse gas emissions
The production of plant-based and lab-grown proteins generates fewer greenhouse gases compared to the production of animal-based proteins. This is because the production of animal-based protein involves several emissions-intensive steps, such as raising and feeding animals, transporting them, and processing their meat. In contrast, plant-based and lab-grown proteins can be produced with fewer emissions, making them more environmentally friendly.
2. Reduced land and water use
Animal-based protein production also requires large amounts of land and water resources. In contrast, plant-based and lab-grown proteins can be produced using fewer resources, making them more sustainable.
3. Decreased deforestation
Animal agriculture is a major driver of deforestation, as forests are often cleared to create pasture land or to grow feed crops. Plant-based and lab-grown proteins do not require land for animal grazing or feed crops, which means they can help to reduce deforestation and protect forests, which are important carbon sinks that help to mitigate climate change.