Food for Thought

How do your food choices affect the environment? You might be surprised

The Union of Concerned Scientists posted a blog entry recently about the “local food” movement and its impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Its non-intuitive conclusion, including some mind-blowing number-crunching about home composting, is a reminder for us all to practice critical thinking and science-based inquiry.

Here’s a quick excerpt:

“For example, the only life cycle assessment of the complete US food system found that eliminating meat and dairy from our diets just one day a week could reduce (greenhouse gas emissions) more than totally localizing the entire food system.”

Here’s the link to the entire article:

What Can “Local” Food Do?

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— CalRecycle Staff
Posted on Feb 13, 2017

Summary: The Union of Concerned Scientists posted a blog entry recently about the “local food” movement and its impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Its non-intuitive conclusion, including some mind-blowing number-crunching about home composting, is a reminder for us all to practice critical thinking and science-based inquiry.