Green Eating Guide
Tips for making healthy food choices for you and the planet
Choose Climate-Friendly Food
The higher your food is on the food chain, the more energy that's required to produce it -- and the more global warming pollution it releases into the atmosphere.
Beef, for example, creates a great deal of pollution because cows produce methane, a potent global warming gas, and grains typically used to feed cattle consume large quantities of energy and chemicals. Worldwide, the destruction of forests for cattle ranching creates massive amounts of global warming pollution.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Add more fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet. Limit red meat consumption.
- Buy fresh. Avoid frozen or extensively processed and packaged foods.
- Read about more reasons to eat less meat in This Green Life.
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