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Animal based foods generate more emissions as compared to plant foods

Animal based foods generates more greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based foods. Image: REUTERS/BrianSnyder

Xiaoming Xu

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Atul Jain

Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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