Local or Less Meat?
There is a growing movement that encourages consumers to look for
local food, which is understood as coming from the same state or from
within a 100 miles. Seemingly, avoiding transporting food for large
distances would minimize the food-related carbon footprint associated
with food production. However, an analysis in the Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology shows that "Shifting less than one
day per week's worth of calories from red meat and dairy products to
chicken, fish, eggs, or a vegetable-based diet achieves more GHG
reduction than buying all locally sourced food."
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Local Food or Less Meat? Data Tells The
The verdict is out: it has never been more evident that reducing
partially or completely the intake of animal products is the most
effective way to reduce the emission of green house gases. As stewards
of God’s Creation we should align our food choices with our concern and
care for the Earth, our home. Adopting a plant-based diet shows we care
for the environment now and for the generations to come.
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