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Carbon Footprint: Food & Diet

Carbon Footprint: Food & Diet

  • Cut down on red meat. It’s better for the environment! The production of red meat uses a lot of feed, water and land. Cows even give off harmful methane emissions!
  • A vegan, vegetarian, or pescatarian diet is likely to be best for the environment.
  • Eat low down the food chain as often as you can.
  • Fill your plate with vegetables, fruits, grains and beans.
  • For meat-lovers, swap meats like beef and lamb with chicken or fish. Better yet, make a few meals vegan or vegetarian.

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