“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… Read More Planet Friendly Foods: LOCAL BEEF VS. IMPORTED BEANS: WHICH IS BETTER FOR THE PLANET?
I heard this on Radio 4 (can’t remember which programme it was): 55% of farmland in the UK is used to grow feed for farmed animals, a highly inefficient way of producing food. If we were plant-based, the UK could be self-sufficient for food. According to Global Food Security UK: The UK is not self-sufficient… Read More Self-Sufficiency in the UK
This article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how growing plant-based food to replace animal-based foods can produce 2x to 20x more nutrition per unit of crop land, and complete replacement of animal-based products would produce more benefit than attempting to eliminate all supply chain losses: With a third of… Read More The opportunity cost of animal based diets exceeds all food losses (PNAS)