• The Carbon Footprint of Food

    From my Down to Earth Blog The BBC aired a programme recently: Horizon – Feast to save the planet. They got 5 celebs to choose from a menu and totted up the carbon footprint of everything they ate. It was really interesting to see the marked differences in the foods they chose. Generally, plant-based foods grown locally were the stars in terms of a very low carbon footprint and a beef steak topped the leader board by a long way. Brits on average produce a carbon footprint is 5.17kg CO2e every day as a result of the food that we eat – and this needs to shrink to 4.09kg CO2e by…