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Land use and cover change in Japan and Tokyo's appetite for meat

Abstract:

Urban consumption of ecosystems services such as food generates environmental impacts at different geographical scales. In the last few decades Tokyoites have shown an increasing appetite for meat. This study examines the environmental implications of Tokyo's increasing meat consumption by analyzing how this trend has affected land use and cover change in areas near and far away. Historical databases (1970-2005) are employed in order to explore meat consumption patterns in Tokyo and to relate...

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10.1007/s11625-009-0085-1

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Gasparatos, A More by this author
Journal:
Sustainability Science
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-177
Publication date:
2009
DOI:
EISSN:
1862-4057
ISSN:
1862-4065
URN:
uuid:719c2f9c-8ddc-44c5-bf51-75218ef66cb8
Source identifiers:
296588
Local pid:
pubs:296588
Language:
English
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