Alex asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 6 months ago

If humans suddenly stopped eating beef for at least 10 years, how would it affect the environment?

They say beef production emits more greenhouse gases than transportation.

So imagine if that we stopped eating and producing beef for five years, how would ecology be different in 10 years compared tonif we still ate beef then?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    if humans stopped eating beef , besides it having negative and possibly deathly effects on their health , the world would be overpopulated with cows.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    America gets most of its bee from Brazil - so 10 years of no beef might bankrupt that country but it would save the Amazon rain forest from total destruction - with no longer a need to clear it for pasture. It wouldn't stop global warming - our accelerating CO2 production will negate anything you can save via meat.

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  • 6 months ago

    If people stopped eating beef for ten years, Earth would be overrun with cows. You wouldn't even be able to walk outside without having to watch where you step.

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  • 6 months ago

    "They say", when that appears in a question, you know it is junk information and news.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The ancient Hebrews would have done it.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Vegans will save the world...

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  • ........Meat is murder.

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  • !.Oh yes!! I agree with this. We need to pass statutes and regulations to ban beef forever!

    • Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      So good to know you still have an open mind.

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  • 6 months ago

    If a person took the time to consider how much the number of wild life has decreased due to hunting it becomes apparent that to remove the beef industry would have little affect. Also the need for protein by humans remains. I am not sure that production of pork and poultry produces any fewer green house gasses.

    What I do know is humans also generate green house gasses and many of them are actually useable for fuel. The amount of green house gasses generated by dumps and sewage treatment plants is very large. It is vented to the air with out being burnt.

    The reality is that we can not continue to burn energy the earth has been storing for an untold number of years and expect any different. Our society is in the self destructive mode, we consume more then any other generation in history. In reality technology is the heating the oven we are baking ourselves to death in.

    Half measures will avail nothing, they only prolong the agony. Technology got us into this mess and it is incapable of correcting the problem. Every solution posed by using additional technology generates three new problems!

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  • 6 months ago

    "They say beef production emits more greenhouse gases than transportation."

    Hmm, doesn't pass the smell test. And "they say" isn't evidence.

    According to the EPA, agriculture accounts for 9% of greenhouse gas emissions, whereas transportation accounts for 29%.

    • 6 months agoReport

      Thats not right, animal agriculture also encompasses land use and transportation

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