The research was lead by Professor Nick Hewitt who said “informed dietary choices can make a significant difference to greenhouse gas, reducing food-related emissions by around a quarter.”
The analysis showed that eating a balanced diet is good for the environment as well as you. This is because red meat, processed food and dairy products create the largest carbon footprint of all food types surveyed, compared to chicken, fish, vegetables and pulses that have a relatively low impact.
The upcoming climate week campaign is also encouraging us to ‘eat low carbon’ with food consumption believed to equate to 20% of the UK greenhouse gas emissions. The campaigns website shows you that you can eat great tasty food while reducing your carbon footprint with fantastic recipes from top chefs to show you how.