(Chalmers University of Technology) A sixth of all emissions resulting from the typical diet of an EU citizen can be directly linked to deforestation of tropical forests. Two new studies, from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shed new light on this impact, by combining satellite imagery of the rainforest, global land use statistics and data of international trade patterns.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/cuot-ecr032619.php