The fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions involved in farming, transporting, processing and distributing food is enormous. In the US, the average piece of food is transported almost 1,500 miles before it gets to your plate. It takes 10 times as much energy to grow a pound of beef than to grow a pound of corn. It’s not necessary to become a vegetarian to make a difference!
- Reduce the amount of meat or animal products eaten every week.
- Support local and organic farmers.
- Start your own organic vegetable garden