NEW | Interactive: What is the climate impact of eating meat and dairy? @daisydunnesci @tomoprater @joegoodman94

This is the first article in Carbon Brief’s week-long series on food and climate change…

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It explores the science of how eating animal products drives emissions…

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Emissions from beef production vary across different farms and countries. This chart shows the spread of emissions produced in the making of various foods.

While meat causes the highest emissions, the production of some foods, including certain nuts, can help to reduce CO2.

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The way people eat also varies from region to region.

The video below shows how regional intake of different foods compares to what is considered “healthy and sustainable” by scientists from @EATforum.

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What diet would be best for the planet? Analysis from @IPCC_CH suggests that a global switch to veganism would provide the largest emissions savings.

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Plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy can produce fewer emissions.

Our analysis shows the carbon footprints of the Beyond Meat burger and the Impossible burger are around 20 times smaller than that of the average beef burger.

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On Thursday at 2pm BST, we will also be holding a webinar where experts will answer the question: “Do we need to stop eating meat and dairy to tackle climate change?”

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Interactive: What is the climate impact of eating meat and dairy? | @daisydunnesci @tomoprater @joegoodman94 j.mp/2Fx9vFu

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