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Does it take 16 kg of CO2 equivalent to make two hamburgers?

Does it take 16 kg of CO2e to make two hamburgers? It seems an exaggeration. That's about right. For example, per Got Beef? Here’s What Your Hamburger Is Doing To The Climate, it takes 60 kilograms ...
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Is canthaxanthin used in salmon farming toxic to human health?

The claim is correct for: Canthaxanthin is used as a colorant in foodstuff, particularly so in farmed salmon, but also eggs and poultry Canthaxanthin does also occur naturally, in some fish, in tiny ...
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Is "virtually all the chicken meat we eat" from female birds?

The National Chicken Council, an industry partner of companies like Tyson, has a FAQ for US chicken production: Healthy male chicks are not euthanized in broiler production (chickens raised for meat, ...
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Does exported Ukrainian wheat (only) amount to 2.5% of the world's wheat production?

That claim appears to be misleading as it is talking about overall production and not what gets exported. According to University of California, Davis Russia accounts for 19% of the market and Ukraine ...
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Is it possible to use microbes to grow protein from air and electricity?

Is it possible to use microbes to grow protein from air and electricity? Yes, absolutely, and we've been at it for well over half a century. Solar Foods is a Finnish food-tech startup that is pilot ...
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Were giant liver flukes (Fascioloides magna) ever consumed by humans?

Yes, according to Parasitism: Diversity of and Ecology of Animal Parasites (2001): In the southeastern United States , local residents refer to F. magna as 'swamp butterflies' and are said to deep-...
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Do KFC, McDonalds and Burger King kill about 1 billion animals every day?

According to this article on the number of animals saved by Vegetarians per year, there were 9,061,378,100 land animals slaughtered in the United States in 2013. They compile this information from the ...
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Is 86% of the food fed to livestock unfit for human consumption, and is most of it byproducts of crops grown for human consumption?

This is a 2017 study by Mottet et Al https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312201313_Livestock_On_our_plates_or_eating_at_our_table_A_new_analysis_of_the_feedfood_debate The 87% is simply that only ...
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Does exported Ukrainian wheat (only) amount to 2.5% of the world's wheat production?

Sarah Taber, who works in industry as a crop consultant, is in agreement with Putin's statement that the shortage itself is "not worth speaking of." She also makes an important point, ...
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Does exported Ukrainian wheat (only) amount to 2.5% of the world's wheat production?

The other answers overlook an important point in Putin claim: If we proceed from the fact that wheat makes up only 20% of the total food supply in the world, this means that these 20 million tons of ...
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Is it possible to use microbes to grow protein from air and electricity?

Yes, there is a known type of microbe that feeds on the byproducts of the electrolysis of water, and carbon dioxide, like Solar Foods describes, and Solar Foods is said to be using this kind of ...
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