CBC NEWS: Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there's a way to eat sustainably

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Release date: 4/12/2018

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Many everyday foods generate a surprising quantity of greenhouse gas emissions. For example, a breakfast sandwich with bacon, sausage and egg that you picked up on the way to work would have generated the equivalent of about 1,441 grams of carbon dioxide, reports a recent study by University of Manchester researchers Namy Espinoza-Orias and Adisa Azapagic. That's about the same as a Honda Civic sedan driving nine kilometres.

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TitleYour meals are speeding up climate change, but there's a way to eat sustainably
Media name/outletCBC
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CountryCanada
Date4/12/18
DescriptionMany everyday foods generate a surprising quantity of greenhouse gas emissions. For example, a breakfast sandwich with bacon, sausage and egg that you picked up on the way to work would have generated the equivalent of about 1,441 grams of carbon dioxide, reports a recent study by University of Manchester researchers Namy Espinoza-Orias and Adisa Azapagic. That's about the same as a Honda Civic sedan driving nine kilometres.
URLhttps://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/food-climate-change-carbon-footprint-1.4930062
PersonsNamy Espinoza-Orias, Adisa Azapagic