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Fat to fuel

ConocoPhillips, the third-largest U.S. oil company, and Tyson Foods Inc., the world's biggest meat producer, will joint efforts in developing diesel fuel from animal fat. Tyson's half of its annual 2.3 billion pounds of animal fat is expected to be used.

To read the full article please visit http://www.charlotteobserver.com/122/story/88145.html  

It's saddening that the quest for profit leads to ignore the suffering of billion of animals that are raised for food every year. Animal agriculture produces massive amounts of animal waste that pollute our land and water.

One fifth of the fossil fuels used in the US go into raising animals for food. To combine efforts to address the "tip of the iceberg" while ignoring the short-sighted practices of industrial agriculture is to contribute to animal suffering and environmental destruction while deceiving the consumer.

The transition to a plant-based diet helps reduce animal agricultural waste, animal suffering and helps us take care of our bodies.

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