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A Climate Hazard, Medium Rare, Please

A Climate Hazard, Medium Rare, Please By JOANNA M. FOSTER Environmental Working Group A new study calculates the greenhouse gas emissions related to various food choices. Eating a small cheeseburger for lunch is, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to driving an extra 10 miles. By contrast, eating a serving of lentils would barely get your car out of the driveway, according to a new report released on Monday by the Environmental Working Group, a research organization. The study, “A Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change and Health,” highlights the effects of the nation’s meat addiction and offers a suite of user-friendly online tools to help consumers understand the many-faceted repercussions of their food choices. In particular, the study calculates the “cradle to grave” effect on climate for 20 different types of protein, including meat, cheese, seafood, beans...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/a-climate-hazar...

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