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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:56 AM

4. Like others here, I collect info

Info I'd like to use to counter all kinds of wingers but am usually too polite to sling it all in their faces, especially neighbors & family.

6 days ago I emailed myself this, saved for my next round of attempting to persuade my son to at least slow down on red meat. (His consumption of it offends my sensibilities - he's 33yo & did not develop his voracious carnivore appetite at home.)

How does deforestation in Brazil affect the world?
Overall. Collapsing trees across Brazil emits high density of carbon emissions, a greenhouse gas effect also occurs when these trees collapse. ... Overall, Deforestation in Brazil alone is highly detrimental to Earth's Global Warming crisis today.
https://www.arcgis.com

Deforestation in Brazil -
CATTLE RANCHING is the LEADING CAUSE of Deforestation in the AMAZON RAINFOREST

In Brazil, this has been the case since at least the 1970s: government figures attributed 38 percent of deforestation from 1966-1975 to large-scale cattle ranching. Today the figure in Brazil is closer to 70 percent.
Feb 26, 2020
https://rainforests.mongabay.com õ ...

Amazon Destruction -

How much Brazilian beef does the US import?

According to records from the USDA Economic Research Service, the U.S. imported 140.9 million pounds of beef from Brazil last year. This is a relatively high import volume in recent years, though the early 2000s saw the highest import volumes, exceeding 280 million pounds.
Mar 29, 2019
https://www.wlj.net

FRESH Brazilian beef might be coming back to the U.S.
Jun 6, 2019
Fresh Brazilian beef might be returning to the U.S. However, questions regarding inspections exist, and long-running worries about the safety of the U.S. cattle herd remain.

On Monday, March 25, Brazilís Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming issued a beef trade-related announcement. It claimed the USDA had announced plans to audit the Brazilís beef inspection system in June 2019.
The Brazilian announcement came less than a week after President Donald Trump met with Brazilís President Jair Messias Bolsonaro. After the March 19 meeting, the pair of presidents issued a joint statement regarding trade topics, beef among them.
https://www.wlj.net/top_headlines/fresh-brazilian-beef-might-be-coming-back-to-the-u-s/article_a47b9ff6-5234-11e9-aad9-a39034f5f461.html


So, you want to help save the planet's inhabitable ecosystems? Then, save the oceans' ecosystems and the planet's rainforest. The biggest step in saving the rainforests is to stop eating so much beef.

Rant off.

Sorry, DU, I saved this info for my son but since Rainforest fragility is the topic, I thought I might add this....but it probably belongs in another form.


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