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The secret to curbing meat consumption? The answer is shockingly simple.

Doubling the vegetarian options—from one in four to two in four—reduced the proportion of meat-based purchases by up to 79 percent without affecting overall food sales.
Doubling the vegetarian options—from one in four to two in four—reduced the proportion of meat-based purchases by up to 79 percent without affecting overall food sales. (Pixabay/)

We've heard it again and again: Eating meat is one of the top contributors to climate change. Feed production, poop lagoons, and cow's methane-filled burps together make livestock and aquaculture responsible for around 57 of the global food system's greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock also takes up to 83 percent of total farmland and played a partial, indirect role in the recent .

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