08 Aug '15, 10am

Want to eat low-carbon? Here's how: via @ecowatch

Want to eat low-carbon? Here's how: via @ecowatch

Choose local and organic foods. Buying produce locally can help reduce emissions associated with transporting food. According to Sustainable Table , organic farms emit up to two-thirds less carbon dioxide than industrial farms per acre. Sustainable agriculture practices also help retain more carbon in the soil. Try to shop at your local farmers’ market or co-op, or join a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. Limit meat and dairy. Today’s industrial meat production is highly energy intensive, which heavily impact climate change. A recent Boston Globe article noted that Americans eat more protein than they need. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommended dietary allowance for most adults is 56 grams of protein per day for men (an 8-ounce burger made with 85 percent lean ground beef) and 46 grams for women (a small skinless chicken breast). But Americans typicall...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/07/31/low-carbon-diet/

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