“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)
(via Local Me)
That’s worth knowing.
Makes sense. A few thoughts/questions:
- Local food still makes a difference to the planet. Local + less red meat = the ideal solution.
- Local foodies tend to eat more and varied foods. Less burgers, more veggies.
- This study is about environmental concerns, but I’m curious how this affects animals. I honestly don’t see the demand for red meat declining in any serious way. How do you best support humane treatment of animals, by not eating them or by supporting farms that treat them humanely?
- In the long run, which actually, more fully aligns eating habits with nature? Local, sustainable food or not eating meat once a week?