The foods we eat can negatively affect our environment. For example, agriculture is one of the largest contributors of harmful gases like carbon monoxide and methane. Here is a quick guide on some common foods that have the highest carbon footprints:
Livestock creates 51% of the world’s greenhouse gases. Here are the top meats (in order):
- Farmed Salmon
Plant-based foods can also harm the environment, mostly due to shipping produce around the world that only grows in warm climates. The top plant contributors include (in order):
Tip adapted from Care2.com[i]
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