AAAS: Climate-friendly dining … meats

AAAS: Climate-friendly dining … meats

The carbon footprints of raising livestock for food

By Janet Raloff, 14:34 PM February 15, 2009

THE FIRST OF TWO PARTS. Followup story is at: AAAS: Climate-friendly fish

For the good of the planet, we’re all being asked to reduce our carbon footprints — the quantities of greenhouse gases, aka GHGs, associated with our actions. Since some 30 percent of the global warming potential attributable to society’s GHG emissions stems from the production of foods and beverages, menu choices are critical, noted Ulf Sonesson of the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology in Goteborg, today. Fr...

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