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close this bookCritical Consumption Trends and Implications - Degrading Earth's Ecosystems (WRI, 1999, 72 pages)
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Open this folder and view contentsI. Food Consumption and Disruption of the Nitrogen Cycle
Open this folder and view contentsII. Wood Fiber Consumption and the World's Forests
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The authors would like to acknowledge the valuable comments and many data contributions from colleagues in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the European Forest Institute, and the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands. Special thanks go to Deny Alien at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Serge Garcia and Uwe Barg at FAO, Jim Galloway at the University of Virginia, Robert Socolow of Princeton University, and David Hall of King's College, London.

Our colleagues at WRI have been generous with their time and support. Our thanks to Dirk Bryant, Nigel Sizer, Duncan Austin, Lauretta Burke, Carmen Revenga, Arthur Getz, Ann Thrupp, and Tony Janetos for review comments; to Beth Harvey for library support; and to Maggie Powell, Hyacinth Billings, and Kathy Doucette for their help in the publication process.

The World Resources Institute wishes to acknowledge the support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in making this research effort possible, and of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands in funding the publication.