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Daniel Nepstad

Diet for a hot planet

By Daniel Nepstad
November 22, 2006

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THIRTY-FIVE years ago, Frances Moore Lappé's revolutionary cookbook "Diet for a Small Planet" warned of the dire consequences of a growing taste for meat. For example, it takes up to 16 times more farmland to sustain people on a diet of animal protein than on a diet of plant protein. As US, European, and Asian farmers run out of land ... (Full article: 681 words)

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