What constitutes the food carbon footprint?
· Food’s carbon footprint is the greenhouse gas emissions produced by growing, rearing, farming, processing, transporting, storing, cooking and disposing of the food we eat.
How can we reduce our food carbon footprint?
· Changing the foods that we eat can have a big impact on your carbon footprint. And reduce pollution, preserve the
environment and slow global warming. Many of these changes will also save you money, improve your health and even keep you fit!
How does a meat eater’s carbon footprint compare to a vegan’s footprint?
· A meat eater has the highest carbon footprint at 3.3 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. A vegan diet has the lowest carbon footprint at just 1.5 tons CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent). You can reduce your foodprint by a quarter just by cutting down on red meats such as beef and lamb.
What can we do to reduce our food carbon footprint?
· Buy local and organic food
· Prepare food at home
· Be wise using water
· Try vegan or vegetarian recipes
· Waste less food
· Grow your own food
Green Fact: 70% of the deforestation of the Amazon is to provide land for cattle ranches.