Food and the Environment

The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint. In research recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production we ranked fresh foods based on how much greenhouse gas is produced from farm to fork.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, we found that red meat is the most emissions-intensive food we consume. But we also found that field-grown vegetables produce the least greenhouse gas. For instance, it takes about 50 onions to produce a kilogram of greenhouse gas, but only 44 grams of beef to produce the same amount.

We hope that chefs, caterers and everyday foodies will use this information to cook meals without cooking the planet.

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    Actually many people love eat different kind of meat like hot dog, hamburger. Then probably will be difficult , change of eating habits. Over time, consumers should become more aware of it and be forced to change their habits.


    Personally, even before reading this article, I did not know that based on scientific research, food is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint; what calls me to reflection. So, to reduce our carbon footprint we have to replace red meats with plant-based foods, lentils, duck, turkey, almonds, fruits, which have a minor impact. Indeed, food yes, but without neglecting the environment.
    Warm regards.
    Gilberto Felix.

  3. Betty escribió:

    l am surprised, I had not thought about the importance of this issue and the big effect on the enviromental.
    It is necessary to educate us and be aware of the damage to the environment if we don’t make a good use of “all processes” that requiere to bring food to the table.

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