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: