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    BEYOND BEEF



    Is beef still an essential part of our diet? Or is growing awareness of the hidden environmental and health costs of beef consumption leading more and more Americans beyond beef? To help you understand this important new trend, we have prepared this briefing kit of facts about rainforest destruction, resource depletion, global warming, world hunger, human disease, animal suffering and other compelling reasons why more Americans are eating less beef.
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    Address:
    1130 17th Street, NW #630
    Washington , DC 20036
    USA
    Contact Person: GREENHOUSE CRISIS FOUNDATION, JEREMY RIFKIN, PRESIDENT
    Phone: 202-466-2823
    Fax: 202-429-9602
    Website: http://www.mcspotlight.org/media/reports/beyond.html
       


    Detailed Information:
    Most people know that beef consumption plays a major role in the development of heart disease, strokes, and cancer. But the over-consumption of beef is also a major cause of human hunger and poverty, deforestation. spreading deserts, water pollution, water scarcity, global warming, species extinction, and animal suffering.

    We in the United States are a big part or the problem. Americans consume almost a quarter of all the beef produced in the world. Every 24 hours 100,000 cattle are slaughtered in the United States; the average American consumes the meat of seven 1,100- pound animals in his or her lifetime.



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