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Can meat-free products curb pet food's environmental impact?
The global pet food market is predicted to be worth $113bn by 2025. It’s a big business, but one that takes a toll on the planet. A recent US study estimated that in the United States, pet food could be responsible for a quarter of the environmental impacts of meat production. Now, more meat-free products are coming onto the market, but will they actually make a difference?
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