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Eat Your Greens

May 25th, 2009 No comments

More interesting snippets from Time magazine.

  • The meal plan of the average American family accounts for 2.8 tons of CO2 annually, compared with 2.2 tons for driving.
  • A meal at McDonalds produces more carbon than your actual trip to the drive through.
  • Most produce requires about 2 calories of fossil fuel energy to cultivate per 1 calorie of food energy; with beef, the ratio can be as high as 80 to 1.

So, eat more vegetables, pasta and chicken and less dairy and especially beef. It may have more effect than buying a hibrid car!