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Sun Jul 6, 2014, 02:53 AM

The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared

The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared
by Lindsay Wilson in Food



It is well understood that meat production has a big carbon footprint.

Numerous studies detail the climate impact of livestock, but just how big is itís impact on a personís foodprint?

This post compares the carbon footprints of five different American diets and finds that when it comes to foodprints veganís lead the way.

The carbon footprint of different diets
Even since the FAO announced that 18% of global emission result from livestock people have talked about the climate benefits of reducing meat consumption.

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Sun Jul 6, 2014, 05:30 AM

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Response to kentauros (Original post)

Sun Jul 6, 2014, 05:59 AM

2. Doin' my part, a little at a time.

There are so many reasons to go vegan. I started out for health about a year ago, but the longer I stayed on it, my compassion grew and now I avoid leather. Still buy a small bit of local honey from an organic farm, but I can't use a lot of it. My husband figures we should support organic beekeepers, because there are probably more bees because of them.

It's all a process, and approaching it with kindness and joy is making a long lasting change for me.



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Response to Granny M (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 6, 2014, 03:46 PM

3. I have been a vegetarian since 1998.

I cannot go vegan because I love dairy foods. Cheese, milk, butter, eggs and ice cream I cannot give up. But I feel that by avoiding meat that maybe one less animal will be killed.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 6, 2014, 04:49 PM

4. It all helps, RebelOne.

We don't have to all be the same. Good to meet you!

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