From the United Kingdom: The British Government is recommending eliminating foods like lamb, hothouse tomatoes booze, to reduce carbon output to impact climate change.
People will be encourage to eat less carbon heavy foods such as pork, chicken, potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
“Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions,” said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.
Kennedy, himself has given up on lamb kebabs.
A British government survey found in a study of greenhouse gases that for 2.2lbs of lamb produced 37lbs of carbon dioxide. While 2.2lbs of beef give off 35lbs of methane. 2.2lbs Hothouse tomatoes produces 20lbs of CO2’s. While 2.2lbs of potatoes makes 1lb of CO2’s making it one of the carbon friendliest on the planet.
The Carbon Trust funded by British tax payers is helping the food and beverage industry finding out in ways of which foods and drinks has a high carbon footprint.