Meat, CO2 and greenhouse


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QUESTION: How much, in terms of the greenhouse effect, the piece of meat I have on my plate?

ANSWER :according to Jean-Marc Jancovici, le kg de viande de veau équivaut a un trajet automobile de 220 km! L’agneau de lait : 180 km! Le bœuf : 70 km! Le porc : 30 km! Manger du veau « pollue » donc 7,3 fois plus que du porc.

EXPLANATION:

These figures take into account the production and transport of meat that is not counting carbon inputs from the packaging, the movement of the consumer and cooking.

For comparison, the production of 1 kilo of wheat or potatoes equals just a niche car.

Eating more vegetarian, so help reduce the greenhouse effect.


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