|Fact: Approximately 50% of all man-made emissions Worldwide come from livestock agriculture.|
Right, so we’ve all heard about our carbon footprint, but did you know that the most impactful thing that most of us can do to reduce our emissions is to change our diet?
Let us explain!
Greenhouse gas emissions occur at all seven stages of the general food supply chain.
|Fact: Food transportation only accounts for approximately 11% of the overall greenhouse emissions involved in food production. This drops to 0.5% of total emissions for beef!|
The figures show per one kilo of each food how many miles you need to drive to produce the equivalent greenhouse gases.
We can see that meat, cheese and eggs have the highest carbon footprint while fruit, vegetables, beans and nuts have much lower carbon footprints.
With this in mind it makes sense that a move towards a mainly vegetarian diet, can have a large impact on your personal carbon footprint.
|Fact: A third of the food that British and American households buy goes to waste. |
If going vegan is too dramatic for you, here are some other ways you can reduce your Carbon Footprint
|Fact: 19 kg of Greenhouse Gas is produced in the production of 1kg of Chocolate! |
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Sources & More info:
EWG Website: The Environmental Working Group is an American activist group that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate accountability. EWG is a non profit organization.
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