Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vegetarians Halve Carbon Emissions from Food


A recent study shows that if you stop eating meat, you can reduce your food-related carbon footprint by more than fifty percent.

In a study of the real diets of 50,000 people, Peter Scarborough, professor at the University of Oxford, found that, "In general there is a clear and strong trend with reduced greenhouse gas emissions in diets that contain less meat."

Although food was not the biggest source of emissions, it was where people could make the biggest and most cost-effective savings, by wasting less food and eating less meat.