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Korn
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:20 AM
More that 1/3 of all fossil fuels produced in the United States go towards animal agriculture. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1), the production of one calorie of animal protein requires more than ten times the fossil fuel input as a calorie of plant protein. This means that ten times the amount of carbon dioxide is emitted as well.

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What does eating meat have to do with fossil fuels?
(http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/f/fossilfuels.htm)