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According to the International Union of Railways, passenger and freight trains globally traveled 12.7 billion kilometers in 2013, up from 9.7 billion in 2001. This increased use of rail entails environmental and social benefits—but also some risks.
Global meat production rose to an estimated 308.5 million tons in 2013. The steady growth of global meat production comes at considerable environmental and health cost.
World coffee production was just slightly over 9 million tons during the 2013/14 crop year. Sustainable certified coffee is growing rapidly and, at recent growth rates, could reach 20–25 percent of global coffee trade by 2015.