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Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Foods

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It would be very difficult to keep track of everything that affects either the environment or your health in general. Even if you did keep track (and were actually good at it) it would still be difficult, since you don't know exactly what every... more »It would be very difficult to keep track of everything that affects either the environment or your health in general. Even if you did keep track (and were actually good at it) it would still be difficult, since you don't know exactly what every restaurant uses when preparing its meals. Overall, even if you fail at being vigilant about what you consume, at least you are aware of the issue and can spread the word to friends, coworkers, and family members! 11-30-2013 8:20pm

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Comment by Michael Perez

True, very difficult to keep an exact count.  However, in general this is a good tool to get an idea about how the foods we consume impact overall greenhouse gas emissions, their carbon footprint.  It's easy to see that if we... more »True, very difficult to keep an exact count.  However, in general this is a good tool to get an idea about how the foods we consume impact overall greenhouse gas emissions, their carbon footprint.  It's easy to see that if we for the most part consume meats minimally, our overall footprint will be far less. 12-01-2013 7:07am

Although we can't keep a perfect track of how everything you consume affects the environment, this graph does a good job of generally illustrating how different foods affect green house emissions. It seems the healthier and less processed your... more »Although we can't keep a perfect track of how everything you consume affects the environment, this graph does a good job of generally illustrating how different foods affect green house emissions. It seems the healthier and less processed your food is, the better it is for your carbon footprint. So eating a healthier diet goes hand in hand with promoting a healthier environment. 12-01-2013 11:23pm

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