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  1. Emerging zoonotic diseases (diseases caused by pathogens transmitted from animals to humans) like COVID-19 can have disastrous consequences on global human health. Many important health crises have been caused by zoonotic pathogens: think avian flu, SARS, Ebola, etc. Moreover, a large quantitative review has found that 75% of emerging pathogens are now zoonotic.https://www.tru.org.uk/post/world-organisations-call-for-live-animal-sales-in-food-markets-to-be-banned
  2. Agriculture is the leading factor in global deforestation, accounting for 80% of tree loss in the world's rainforests. https://www.tru.org.uk/post/insight-the-hidden-cost-of-coffee
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