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The carbon footprint of a product depends on how it’s being measured. A Swedish study found that beef produced in recently deforested areas of Brazil accounts for about 25 times more greenhouse gas than beef from elsewhere in the country. So the carbon footprint of beef, or even Brazilian beef, can vary greatly.

The carbon footprint of a product depends on how it’s being measured. A Swedish study found that beef produced in recently deforested areas of Brazil accounts for about 25 times more greenhouse gas than beef from elsewhere in the country. So the carbon footprint of beef, or even Brazilian beef, can vary greatly.
SOURCE: Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology. The Washington Post. Published on April 21, 2011, 4:55 p.m.
 
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