Carnegie Mellon University
December 14, 2015

Vegetarian and “Healthy” Diets Are More Harmful to the Environment

Vegetarian and “Healthy” Diets Are More Harmful to the Environment Vegetarian and “Healthy” Diets Are More Harmful to the Environment

Contrary to recent headlines, eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change.

In fact, according to new research,following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per calorie.

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