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  • john davis
    Fast food is bad for us - and even worse for the planet. While chains are trying to make their meals ethical, they could do more, argues Sophie Morris Making
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1 1:34 AM
      Fast food is bad for us - and even worse for the planet. While chains are
      trying to make their meals ethical, they could do more, argues Sophie Morris

      Making your diet greener at home isn't difficult. Earnest eco wonks may try
      to flummox you with talk of food miles, intensive farming and embedded
      carbon, but basically, as long as you balance your purchases across produce
      that is seasonal, local or organic, you're making the right moves. If you
      really want those green beans from Kenya in the bleakest moments of
      midwinter, don't beat yourself up about it - you're supporting an important
      cog in Kenya's economy.

      ... And if you eat meat, doing the right thing by the environment is harder
      still. The truth is, giving up meat is the single most effective way you can
      reduce the impact your lifestyle has on the planet, hence all the chat about
      meat-free Mondays. Meat production contributes more emissions to the
      dizzying global tally than transport. The answer is to cut back, or simply
      cut it out.

      Otarian, a carbon-conscious vegetarian fast-food chain, hopes it can nudge
      consumers towards environmentally sound meal choices, avoiding the lentil
      and mung bean route. It launched in New York in April and will open two
      branches in London this summer, with more planned. Its premise is simple:
      cutting back on meat fights carbon emissions, deforestation, water
      pollution, land degradation, unfair trade and obesity.

      more:
      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/one-burger-hold-the-carbon-1987914.html




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      john davis
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