Along with travel and energy, food is one of the biggest parts of our carbon footprint. In fact, the emissions from our 'food system’ (that’s everything from growing to packaging to shipping) make up over a quarter of global emissions.
So if you want to reduce your carbon footprint it’s worth understanding that not all foods are created equal.
In kg of CO2e per kg of food. For more info go to Our World in Data - Environmental impacts of food production
Reduce the amount of meat, particularly beef, you eat, as this will significantly reduce your carbon footprint. If you’re a meat lover, we recommend you embrace the ever-improving plant-based or lab grown alternatives.
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