June 09, 2008

Carbon Footprints and Your Dinner

The average American family produces 8.1 metric tons of greenhouse gases per year as a result of the food they eat -- almost twice as much as that produced by the average car in the same time period.

So regarding that food we eat, a new study argues that it's not so much how far your food travels, but what it is and how it is is grown or raised that really matters. The big offenders are red meat and dairy.

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Kenley Neufeld's picture

In our community, some are organizing an event called Eat Local One Year to bring awareness to our food sources. You can read more, and participate with us, at http://eatlocaloneyear.com