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 greenhouse gas reduction than buying all locally sourced food.
Local Food or Less Meat? Data Tells The Real Story (Harvard Business Review)
It’s good to see some science in this ongoing debate. Of course, “vegan locavore” beats both options… but it makes for a long, jellied winter around here.
Love the data! But, I think the most important question I’m left with is….WHAT ABOUT PORK?!? (Ahem, study limitation).
Mark Bittman speaks at the TED conference in 2008. This may not be news to anyone these days (e.g., eat less meat/processed “food” and more of the real stuff), but it’s still a good talk with interesting macro perspective. I always find the hard statistics to be compelling and worth the viewing. 18% of greenhouse gases related to livestock production! (via Simple, Good and Tasty)