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Freakonomics: Does Eating Local Hurt The Environment? (VIDEO)

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Does the recent passing of Earth Day have you thinking that you want to do more for the environment? One popular solution is to eat local, but according to economists, that might not actually be the best idea. What you might want to consider instead is eating less meat, particularly beef. That's because 30 percent of the world’s ice-free land is devoted to live-stock production, according to The New York Times.

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