Study finds meat consumption has major impact on environment

Study finds meat consumption has major impact on environment
Study finds meat consumption has major impact on environment

Study finds meat consumption has major impact on environment

A study at Oxford University found that eating meat contributes significantly to an individual’s carbon footprint. The study was conducted by surveying the diets of 60,000 people. It found that meat eaters had the largest carbon footprint, then fish eaters, then vegetarians, and finally vegans had the lowest impact on the environment. Dr. Peter Scarborough worked on the study and is a head researcher at Oxford University. He joins us to tell us why cutting back our meat consumption can help reduce our negative environmental impact. (photo: By jlastras [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)