Posted by: janya | July 26, 2008

Eat less to save environment?

Researchers at Cornell University in New York have suggested that the most effective way to save the environment is by eating less. Average American consumes an estimated 3,747 calories a day, a staggering 1200-1500 calories over recommendations.

They contend that the most dramatic reduction in energy used for food processing would come about if consumers reduced their demand for highly processed foods.

This would also help cut down food miles and its related fuel cost as US food travels an average of 2,400 km before it is consumed. This study argues strongly that the consumer is in the strongest position to contribute to a reduction in energy use.

The study is published in the Springer journal Human Ecology.

There’s one more article I read that eating beef is less green than driving. I don’t eat beef, but I do eat meat though. It seems producing 2.2lb of beef generates as much greenhouse gas as driving a car non-stop for three hours. So, there you go. We can stop eating meat to help our Earth. Only eat what you need. and you can save mother Earth. Interesting???


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