Posts Tagged ‘environmental impact’

Less Beef = Less Carbon and More Health?

March 25, 2017 — The NRDC has a little ray of sunshine for us this week. Americans are eating less beef and that means less carbon going into the atmosphere to heat up the planet. It might also mean healthier dietary patterns. The Environmental Impact of Beef Production Meat production creates a lot of greenhouse gases. And beef is […]

China’s New Diet

July 1, 2016 — China wants to go on something of a vegetarian diet. New dietary guidelines from the Chinese Nutrition Society and the Ministry of Health call for a 50% reduction in meat consumption. The primary driver for this advice is the impact of meat production on CO2 emissions and climate change.  Without reducing meat consumption, it may be impossible […]

Storks Feasting on Junk Food

March 26, 2016 — It’s an unlikely meet-up. Storks, food security, climate change, and obesity are coming together in the garbage dumps of Spain and Portugal. A new study published in Movement Ecology finds that European white storks are abandoning their usual migration patterns to feast on abundant junk food in landfills of the Iberian peninsula. Nathalie Gilbert and colleagues […]