How can you defend animal agriculture given its impact on the environment?

Suggestions that climate change can be abated if the world’s population convert to veganism are exaggerated and unrealistic. Much of the land currently used for sheep and cattle is not suitable for crop production, and its use for meat production helps us meet the nutritional requirements of a growing world population. Animal agriculture, meanwhile, only accounts for a small percentage of greenhouse gas emissions overall. Australian farmers have made enormous sustainability gains over the past few years, and are continuing to change what they do in order to minimise their impact on the environment.

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