"Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to mean ditching your car or other drastic measures
One of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions is the food we eat, and a new study by the University of Reading in the U.K. examined the entire food industry from farm to fork for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Almost two-thirds of the food-associated greenhouse gas waste occurs on the consumer end, including anyone that handles food, from grocery stores to restaurants and, especially, inside our own homes.
This comprehensive study considered all possible contributing factors to greenhouse gas emissions in the production of your lunch — from the farm workers' commute to the refrigerant required for storage and the electricity consumption in grocery stores. They even calculated the emissions that occur once we dispose of the food — in landfills or wastewater treatment.The results prove that our diets are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions."