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Average westerner’s eating habits lead to loss of four trees every year: Study

Average westerner’s eating habits lead to loss of four trees every year: Study

A new research has calculated that the average western consumer of coffee, chocolate, beef, palm oil and other commodities is responsible for the cutting of four trees every year. Chocolate consumption in the UK and Germany is an important driver of deforestation in Ivory Coast and Ghana, while beef and soy demand in the US, EU and China results in forest destruction in Brazil, the study claimed.

Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood 3 weeks

Another story to blame the west for the worlds evils. You know the countries that provide those types of deforestation products can always not provide them...but, they sure like the checks.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 3 weeks

The enormous waste of food and beverage needs to be addressed. Just for example, how much coffee does Dunkin and Starbucks toss out everyday? Maybe it’s time for these places to use commercial sized keurigs and only prepare coffee on demand, rather than multiple pots of it. Just one example.

Daniel 3 weeks

Omg companies must never replace or replant their product our natural supply of coffee and chocolate will vanish in 12 years..... or we will plan harvest and replant like we have for generations

Shakespeare 3 weeks

Isn't wood a renewable resource? While I think we can reduce waste, and should, I don't want to change the resource we are currently using.

namesake544 3 weeks

It annoys me when they try to guilt the consumer. These are company habits. If the government had a spine to stand up to these corporations then the impact would be less. Stop gaslighting consumers.

Met Man
Met Man 2 weeks

All this proves is that we need to stop buying food from these countries and invest in our own agriculture. The Netherlands for example is the second largest food exporter in the world despite being a tiny country. Their farmers are over 4 times more productive then any other country in the world. If they can do it then so can the rest.

Rhokanth 3 weeks

Let's just all starve. Problem solved, right?

darkwingsmurf 3 weeks

Ok reading just the headline I was like no big deal..... the read the article and it’s 4 trees/per person that’s a bit bigger. Now I wonder why these companies don’t just pant trees to offset that wouldn’t think it would be that hard

David 3 weeks

Plant a few trees each year and live guilt free.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 3 weeks

How does Chinese beef cause deforestation in South America? Please explain...

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 3 weeks

Oh Greta.... Are you scared yet?

Derek 3 weeks

So plant more trees. Problem solved. Next.

SMT SHT 3 weeks

And China's eating habits for infecting the world with Covid.

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 3 weeks

That is highly debatable. Such a nuanced topic

Soul Shakedown
Soul Shakedown 3 weeks

Global vegetation has increased over past 100 years, Sahara desert is shrinking

Leonard 3 weeks

Most ridiculous thing I read all day

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 3 weeks

Simple solution: plant four trees.

Leonard 3 weeks

Stupidest thing I read all day

David 2 weeks

You know, we can plant more trees. If the study is talking about the tree industry and taking away, it should also make a comparison to the reforestation as well

Aaron 3 weeks

I guess our consumption of sod increases demand judging by the picture.

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