30 Jun '11, 7pm

Study Comparing Local To Meat-Free Diet Is Dated and Debunked : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Study Comparing Local To Meat-Free Diet Is Dated and Debunked : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

There has been a lot of water under the bridge in three years. Mat wrote recently in Two Simple Steps to Really Reducing Your Carbon Foodprint: Go Vegetarian + Walk or Bike to the Store : The idea of trying to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet is almost yesterday's news in the green community, as is talking about eating locally, minimizing food miles, reducing the amount of meat you eat. Matt noted that it is not only old news, it is a red herring; barely a quarter of the carbon footprint of our food comes from moving food; most of it comes from us getting to and from the store. He concludes with a concise roundup of why to buy local: Which of course doesn't negate the non-carbon aspects of the benefits of eating as much local food as possible: Connection with your food producers, eating seasonal to as to be more in touch with your environment, money staying in the ...

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