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What are the biggest threats posed by the amount of food we waste? Decreasing landfill space? Hunger? Water and energy waste? Yes, all of these are important considerations. But another one we tend to overlook: food waste is a cause of global warming.
If you’re not concerned about climate change, you’re not well enough informed. Part of the reason its impact can be hard to understand is because modern humans have never faced a threat like this before.
Beef is contributing more to global warming than poultry, pork, eggs or dairy, finds a study published in the current issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers have found that oregano may reduce methane gas produced by cow flatulence. Methane gas is a potent greenhouse gas – it has more than 20 times the potential of carbon dioxide to cause global warming.
If there existed a local food that was high in protein, calcium and other vitamins, that would help reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture, and was available in thousands of different flavors, it would seem too good to be true…and it is, because the food that fits this bill is bugs. The United Nations has been […]
New United Nation Food and Agriculture report tells us again that eating meat has perhaps the largest negative environmental impact of any human action. And more than half of the world’s crops are fed to animals. I’ve written on the relationship between eating meat (or being vegetarian) and the environment extensively before. However, there is […]
One of the best things you can do for the environment and all who rely on it this Earth Day is something food-related. Can you guess what? [social_buttons] Well, it is Earth Day again. It is hard to know what to say on Earth Day when everyday is Earth Day in your world, but even […]
A new study published in Nature this week found that grazing animals on grasslands reduced the amount of nitrous oxide released by those grasslands. Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide and methane. It contributes to the destruction of ozone in the atmosphere and accounts for roughly 6% of the […]
[social_buttons] In November of last year, two writers working for the Soil Association (the major Organic organization in the UK) published a 212 page document titled: “Soil Carbon and Organic Farming: A review of the evidence on the relationship between agriculture and soil carbon sequestration, and how organic farming can contribute to climate change mitigation […]