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Eat well for you, and you’re eating well for the planet.

Production, processing, transport and storage of food that we consume has significant impact on the climate. Food accounts for 10-30% of a typical household’s carbon footprint.

Foods and their impact

Meat products have larger carbon footprints per calorie than grain or vegetable products because of the inefficient transformation of plant energy to animals.

A vegetarian or vegan diet greatly reduces your carbon footprint. But if you love meat too much, switching to less carbon intensive meats can have a major impact as well. For example, beef's greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram are 7.2 times greater than those of chicken.

Ingredients like beans, pulses, fruits and veggies are packed full of the goodies we need and take less space and water to grow.

Plus, when we bulk up our food with veg, it goes further and saves us money.

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