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5.  Healthy eating 

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                                                                                                       Have you been to the calculator page?

Skip the beef, palm oil, butter & cheese. 

It’s not as difficult as it sounds

Exercise; drink plenty of fluidshealthy-habits

Palm oil causes damage – "to forests, climate, people and endangered species",

and "deforestation [is] showing no signs of slowing down."

For more on PALM OIL:  environmental_impact and human rights

"Meat and dairy account for...14.5% of the world’s greenhouse gases." 

"Foods with the biggest climate footprints [are] beef, lamb and cheese."

For more on DAIRY: and Inside Climate News

"Beef is the most carbon-intensive food because of the

sheer amount of plant food needed to raise a cow to

eating age...Cows create lots of methane —

a greenhouse gas...Other carbon-heavy foods are

pigs, sheep and dairy products." 

For more on BEEFbeef-and-climate, also see: Agribusiness

Regarding chocolate, some sources are better than others: chocolatescorecard


For your food scraps, composting advice is available at gardening stores and on the web

at: Garden-Compost-Tips or compost-heap

To see another well-done website on composting (for beginners or experienced gardeners) go here.  (Thanks Tara!)

"The food we waste is responsible for roughly 8 percent of global emissions."

Food waste "went straight to landfill, incineration, or down the drain, or was simply left in the fields to rot."

Search - farmers markets near me - to lower agricultural transportation emissions.

And also: "10 ways to avoid food waste".

In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe wrote the Diet for a Small Planet, which noted that "world hunger is not caused by a lack of food", but rather by inequality.  She argued in favor of environmental vegetarianism, which can lessen "biodiversity losspollutiondeforestationunsustainability, and the [mis]use of water and land."

For more on famine, see: Collapse or Death

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