Eat Less Meat to Save Fossil Fuel
Once again scientists are raising awareness on the fact that what we
eat affects the environment. David Pimentel and his colleagues at
Cornell University in New York suggest these strategies to cut fossil
energy fuel use in the food system by as much as 50 percent:
- Americans should eat less, especially of the traditional American
diet, which is high in animal products, junk and processed foods
- Moving towards more traditional, organic farming methods because
conventional meat and dairy production is extremely energy intensive.
Similarly, in crop production, reduced pesticide use, increased use of
manure, cover crops and crop rotations improve energy efficiency.
- Changes to methods of food processing, packaging and distribution.
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