Planet Friendly Foods: LOCAL BEEF VS. IMPORTED BEANS: WHICH IS BETTER FOR THE PLANET?

“Carter adds that ‘eat local’ trends, such as the 100 Mile Diet, are not supported by any environmental research. Instead, he cites the work of top environmental researchers, Joseph Poore and Thomas Nemecek, who in 2018 conducted a study of 40,000 commercial farms across 119 countries, representing 90% of all food products. “They concluded that even the highest-impact vegetable, like tofu for example, still emits less than the lowest-impact animal protein.” In other words, says Carter, “a kilo of soy shipped halfway round the world inflicts much less atmospheric harm than a kilo of chicken or pork or beef reared on the local farm.”

Link to full article on Planet Friendly Foods

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