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Greening your grocery cart - UCLA IoES
"So if you drink instant coffee, eat chicken instead of beef, favor wild-caught salmon, avoid frozen meals, eat whole wheat bread, avoid bottled water, drink beer in cans instead of bottles, opt for soy milk, indulge in dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, dry your hands with reusable towels and bring a reusable bag to the store, you have matched a pretty sizeable woodlot of 70 trees. And these are but a handful of the choices you make at the grocery store.

If ten million people—again, a little over three percent of the U.S. population—made those same climate-smart choices, it would be the equivalent of half a billion trees. Clearly, small decisions add up.

Unfortunately, grocery choices are not labeled with “CO2 equivalents” in the same way they are all labeled with calories. Without drastically changing your lifestyle, imagine how much you could do for climate if emissions information were routinely associated with the products we buy?"
food  emissions  climatechange  classideas  meat  dairy  coffee  chocolate  cans  bottles  beer  bags 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Wired News - Scientists Explain Chocolate Cravings
"A small study links the type of bacteria living in people's digestive system to a desire for chocolate...That may be the case for other foods, too."
food  health  diet  chocolate  human  bacteria  biology 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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