Food matters

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Here’s a note from David Carlin:

Food production accounts for around 30% of global GHG emissions. However, for the same calories, some foods can have over 100x higher GHG footprints. This visualization shows the dramatic differences between those footprints and highlights the importance of diets and agricultural methods for reducing emissions.

Some key points:
-Land use change and deforestation driven by ranching and animal agriculture are major climate challenges
-What methods are used to produce the food matters a great deal to its footprint
-Transportation of food is often a smaller component of total emissions than many think
-Low/no meat diets produce significantly lower footprints

Rick Alexander of “The Shareholder Commons” has also announced the launch of a Guardrail on antimicrobial resistance with preparations well underway for the 2024 proxy season.