Meateaters: choose your meat based on GHG emissions!

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..bar chart of meat GHG emissionshttp://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/

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One Response to Meateaters: choose your meat based on GHG emissions!

  1. Dr. R Roll says:

    Great article! I recently watched a talk that was along the same lines. The potential reduction in emissions if the US’s average diet changed is pretty incredible. This guy is a very engaging speaker:

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