THE MEAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Ditch meat to fight climate change?
Yascha Mounk, July 15, 2015 (CNN via WPTZ News)
“A more balanced diet saves money, lowers cholesterol and helps to avoid obesity . But soon, the federal government may officially add another, and altogether more controversial, reason…Skip that steak to combat climate change…[The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee point outs that global food consumption is a substantial driver of greenhouse gas emissions. Producing a pound of beef emits far more carbon dioxide than producing a pound of kale, or even a pound of chicken…[If the Obama administration incorporates the panel’s recommendations] into federal nutritional guidelines] it will open up yet another front in Washington's climate wars…[and many believe] Americans won't ditch beef to save the environment…[and that tying] meat consumption to climate change is likely to polarize the issue further…” click here for more