Did you know that eating habits and carbon dioxide emissions are strictly related? The amount of CO2 produced in the transportation and processing of food depends on our diet: it ranges from 600 kg of CO2 in case of vegetarian diets to 3,000 kg of CO2 for diets based on red meat consumed on a daily basis. It would be enough to be vegetarian a day a week to reverse course or at least to have a more sustainable impact on the earth’s environment.
According to a recent study, every vegetarian meal would save, compared to a meat-based menu, an equivalent of 1656.5 grams of CO2 and water equal to 32 showers. By adopting a vegetarian diet just for one day a week over a year, each of us could save as much energy as required to a light bulb to irradiate continuously for 277 days. And yes, we would also save the lives of many animals.