The environmental footprint of global food production

26 September 2023

In 2022 a paper appeared in Nature Sustainability entitled "The environmental footprint of global food production."  

It has many good aspects but did grossly overestimate how much fishing impacted marine ecosystems.  The Washington Post took this paper and produced a food calculator that suggested that most fish had a higher environmental footprint than beef.

Please click here to read Ray Hilborn's rebuttal published in Nature Sustainability on 25 September 2023.

Prof Ray Hilborn
Ray Hilborn is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences,
University of Washington specializing in natural resource management and conservation.

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The science of sustainable seafood, explained - The Environmental Impact of Food