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Europe’s Green Deal offshores environmental damage to other nations

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Nature 586, 671-673 (2020)


Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 12 November 2020: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated that three-fifths of meat and dairy products consumed within EU borders were imported.

  • Correction 21 December 2020: Since this article was corrected on 12 November, it has been brought to our attention that the figures for meat and dairy importation were still incorrect. The proportion imported is actually 0.01%, and the actual amount is 4 megatonnes. The text, graphic entitled ‘EU import drivers’ and the supplementary information have all been corrected accordingly.

  • Correction 03 March 2021: This article incorrectly stated that the proportion of meat and dairy imported is 0.01%. The proportion is actually 1%.


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