Wednesday, October 8, 2008

food for thought...

Daily Stat: October 8, 2008 A Climate-Friendly Diet
The United Nations has called on developed nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The production of food in developed countries accounts for a significant portion of their greenhouse gases -- an estimated 30% of the EU's total emissions -- and studies in the UK and the Netherlands show that the meat and dairy industries account for more than 50% of food-related emissions. A recent report by the UK-based Food Climate Research Network urges developed nations to reduce meat and dairy consumption by a drastic 70% so that global production remains stable as the world population increases. Here's what that would mean for an average Briton:

The Guardian (UK), September 30, 2008

Cooking Up a Storm summary, Food Climate Research Network, September 2008

From the Harvard Business Review e-publications

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