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McDonald's Would Need To Change Its Entire Menu to Meet New Goal, Experts Say

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Steven John of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 6: There are currently well over 39,000 McDonald's restaurants spread across the globe, but the sheer number of locations isn't the main issue when it comes to the climate. Far and away the largest problem is its beef-heavy menu—McDonald's Corporation's largest emissions come from farming and supply chain activities, with meat production being the main driver, according to Reuters. To meaningfully curtail greenhouse emissions, the chain would have to dramatically reduce the amount of livestock it raises for meat.RELATED: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.

McDonald's would need to cut down its production of meat

There are currently well over 39,000 McDonald's restaurants spread across the globe, but the sheer number of locations isn't the main issue when it comes to the climate. Far and away the largest problem is its beef-heavy menu—McDonald's Corporation's largest emissions come from farming and supply chain activities, with meat production being the main driver, according to Reuters. To meaningfully curtail greenhouse emissions, the chain would have to dramatically reduce the amount of livestock it raises for meat.

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