The EWG Releases the “Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health”

A new guide can help you determine the carbon footprint of your food choices.


In July 2011, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and consulting firm CleanMetrics released the “Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health,” which includes a “cradle-to-grave” assessment of the carbon footpring of 20 popular, conventionally raised (non-organic) meat (including fish), dairy and vegetable proteins.

The guide is part of an effort that encourages Americans to skip eating meat and cheese at least one day a week, and the EWG estimates that action alone could cut carbon emissions equivalent to taking 7.6 million cars off the road. To find out more about the guide or to read the report, visit the EWG Web site at Also, visit to find out about the growing movement in the country.

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