Monday, June 9, 2008

Eat locally?

Only 11% of greenhouse gases from food production are due to transportation, according to a new study. More important than transportation is the quantity and amount of food. Red meat, for instance, is highly-energy intensive. The American style of agriculture could be thought of as a complicated process for converting oil into food, and meat as an highly inefficient way of turning one kind of food into another. Eat less meat and dairy, and both you and the planet will be healthier, no matter where they come from.

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