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How Do We Sustainably Address Food and Carbon Emissions?

The United Nations Climate Change Report states that animal agriculture causes more greenhouse gases (GHG) than transportation: 18 percent of worldwide GHG. We need to look at low-hanging fruit to reduce GHG now. See what some world countries and businesses are doing, and how You, Your Business, Family, Community, State, and Country can make a great difference today so we will have a tomorrow.
Many of you know that food choices have a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions and our Oceans. http://www.gratitudegourmet.com/1/post/2009/02/-sylvia-earle-heres-how-to-protect-the-blue-heart-of-the-planet.html

The United Nations Climate Change Report states that animal agriculture causes more greenhouse gases (GHG) than transportation: 18 percent of worldwide GHG. http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000448/index.html

UK hospitals are now cutting meat to cut carbon, the UK is introducing a low carbon food labeling system, http://www.gratitudegourmet.com/1/post/2009/02/uk-hospitals-cut-carbon-by-cutting-meat.html
and Ghent, Belgium is going vegetarian once a week. http://www.gratitudegourmet.com/1/post/2009/05/belgian-city-to-become-vegetarian-once-a-week.html

The medical journal, The Lancet, recently published health and climate benefits by reducing livestock production by 30%. http://www.gratitudegourmet.com/1/post/2009/11/nih-lancet-address-public-health-impacts-of-climate-change.html

Check out Bon Appétit Management's Online Food Carbon Calculator in my interview with Bon Appétit's CEO. http://www.gratitudegourmet.com/1/post/2009/04/interview-with-fedele-bauccio-ceo-bon-apptit-management-company.html

Water use is also an important consideration; it takes 1000 liters of water to produce 1 liter of milk.
If we can change a light bulb, we can change our food practices to help our planet and our health today.
Thanks very much. Mary Vincent
CEO, Gratitude Gourmet (tm)
http://www.gratitudegourmet.com/blog.html

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