Tuesday, 19 July 2011
A report conducted by the Environmental Working Group has revealed the effects of meat and dairy consumption on the environment. The study, titled 'Meat Eater's Guide to Climate Change and Health' concluded that if every person in the US did not eat meat and cheese for one day a week for one year, it would reduce emissions to the equivalent of removing 7.6 millions cars from the roads.
Beef was found to be the most damaging food in terms of emissions and twice as damaging as pork and gives off four times the emissions of chicken. It is also calculated to be 13 higher than vegetable proteins such as lentils and tofu.
Posted by Tom Warsop at 20:21