Something to make vegans feel smug

Posted by Laura Grant on August 27, 2008
Posted in Food

South Africa is a meat-eating nation. Only in Cape Town will you get away with cooking a butternut or vegetable sosaties on a braai – anywhere else, if there’s isn’t at least chops and wors, you’ll offend your guests. But, sadly, our meat-loving ways are not environmentally friendly.

AFP reports on a German study that says:
– A diet that includes meat produces about double the amount of greenhouse gases as a vegetarian diet (over a period of 12 months it’s the same as driving a mid-sized car 4,758km versus 2,427km, they say).
– Going vegan, which means giving up meat and dairy products, would cut the emissions dramatically (to the equivalent of driving 629km).
– If you’re a vegan and your food’s organic, your food footprint is even smaller (the equivalent of driving 281km).

Via :: The Star


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