Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers

Not only does everybody eat, but there's a downside. It's not just recipes, healthy eating and going to the farmers market. Sustainability is not just about us: it's about the whole planet.

This story was produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Americans love hamburgers – we each eat an average of three a week. But what are the hidden costs? It turns out that industrial beef creates about as much greenhouse gas pollution as cars, planes and other forms of transport. It also takes a heavy environmental toll on land and water worldwide. How can we reduce our impact? Learn more in this animated short from the Center for Investigative

Carrie Ching – Director/Producer/Reporter
Sarah Terry-Cobo – Reporter/Narrator
Arthur Jones – Illustrator/Animator

The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers

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