Replacing beef with chicken isn’t as good for the planet as you think

Vox | Dec 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  • From 2000 to 2011, per capita global chicken consumption increased by 31 percent, while beef consumption rose by only 13 percent.
  • In China alone, per capita chicken consumption increased by 20 percent from 2011 to 2018.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions per serving of poultry are 11 times higher than those for one serving of beans, so swapping beef with chicken is akin to swapping a Hummer with a Ford F-150, not a Prius.