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Local or Less Meat?

There is a growing movement that encourages consumers to look for local food, which is understood as coming from the same state or from within a 100 miles. Seemingly, avoiding transporting food for large distances would minimize the food-related carbon footprint associated with food production. However, an analysis in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology shows that "Shifting less than one day per week's worth of calories from red meat and dairy products to chicken, fish, eggs, or a vegetable-based diet achieves more GHG reduction than buying all locally sourced food."

To read the article please search online for Local Food or Less Meat? Data Tells The Real Story

The verdict is out: it has never been more evident that reducing partially or completely the intake of animal products is the most effective way to reduce the emission of green house gases. As stewards of God’s Creation we should align our food choices with our concern and care for the Earth, our home. Adopting a plant-based diet shows we care for the environment now and for the generations to come.

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