Commercial meat grinders have become the largest environmental threat to wildlife, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In a new report, UNEP said commercial meat grindings have led to over 4,000 deaths and a staggering 2,300 cases of coronavirus in the United States alone.
“Commercial meat grinds have become an extremely important environmental and economic threat to humans and wildlife,” said Neda Alkibi, UNE spokesperson for wildlife and food.
“As an industry that relies on animal feed, they also rely on the environment for the food they produce,” she said.
“The majority of commercial meat grinders are located in the Northeast United States, the Midwest, and Texas.”
Alkibi said the report also noted that commercial meat is also one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions, which are often blamed for climate change.
The U.N. agency said the global market for meat meat grinding and meat products such as bacon and ham is expected to increase by $3.8 trillion by 2050, and by another $2 trillion by 2100.
In addition to being the source of the most pollution, commercial meat processing also has the greatest number of health problems, including heart disease, respiratory disease and obesity, UNEF said.
According to UNEP, there are currently about 2.5 million commercial meat grinding operations in the U, and they generate more than $1.5 trillion in carbon dioxide emissions annually.
According of the U’s report, a total of 1.5 billion pounds of food waste annually are generated from commercial meat operations.
More than one-third of the country’s meat production comes from meat grinding operations, according UNEF.
The report also said commercial meats production is also responsible for over 1 million premature deaths every year, which can cause millions of people to suffer from a variety of illnesses.
The USDA said the industry produces over a quarter of all meat produced in the country, and that the waste from meat processing has the potential to increase the risk of developing a wide range of diseases and even death.
The agency noted that the most common food-related illness caused by commercial meat farming is E. coli.
In the United Kingdom, for example, E.coli, the bacteria that cause E. coli, is a major threat to human health.
In June, the government of the United Arab Emirates said that a group of six poultry farm workers died after contracting E. Coli, which is also known as bird flu, at a poultry farm in the Gulf.
The UAE government said it has also launched an investigation into a possible case of E.
Coli linked to poultry farming.
In 2016, the U:United Kingdom Food Standards Agency said that the E. meat industry was responsible for more than 1.4 million premature, preventable deaths and that nearly 80% of poultry farm deaths are related to E.C.
The United States is also a leader in poultry production.
According the USDA, about 50% of the nation’s poultry production comes in the form of chicken and turkeys, and the poultry industry contributes more than half of the food waste produced in America.
In May, the USDA said it was investigating an outbreak of E coli linked to the use of chicken fed at a farm in Iowa.