Well here you have it. Probably not very surprising, but nonetheless, if you have to eat meat, at least you can try to minimize your emissions..
Even vegetarians play a role here:
Cheese generates the third-highest emissions, 13.5 kilos (29.7 lbs) of CO2e per kilo eaten, so vegetarians who eat a lot of dairy aren’t off the hook.
by the way, another part of this study ( I encourage you to check out the entire website – it is very nicely done) found that transport costs are a small portion of the total lifecycle emissions. Kind of puts into question all these “buy local” marketing angles..http://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/