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The role of livestock and meat consumption in impacting global nutrient cycles and pollution is a critical, but little known, environmental issue. Nutrient pollution is destabilizing ecosystems to a huge degree, ocean dead zones being the most dramatic and pervasive example. This paper highlights the role of dietary demand in causing global nutrient pollution.