Chicken and salmon have equivalent—and surprisingly far-reaching—environmental impacts

Read the full story at Anthropocene Magazine.

Many people choose fish instead of meat to offset their environmental footprints. But if the choice is farmed salmon instead of chicken, then researchers have some unsettling results to share: the environmental impact of these two foods is about the same.

The reason for that is their feed, which is remarkably similar for chicken and salmon, and accounts for the majority of impacts—which are spread across land and sea for both animals.

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