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PB&J campaign

While I’m no fan of peanut butter, there’s an important point here – the way we raise meat has a huge impact on the environment.

Livestock create a beefy portion of all greenhouse-gas emissions: 18 percent, according to the United Nations. Could the answer be as simple as two slices of bread and a slathering of peanut butter and jelly? Perhaps. Compared with a burger, this classic sandwich saves as much as 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide, 280 gallons of water, and 50 square feet of land–even more if you wash it down with a glass of soy milk. “You don’t have to change your whole diet to change the world,” says the PB&J Campaign. “Just start with lunch.”

The environmental impact of meat production is remarkable, especially feedlot-produced cattle. Of course, I would rather have a glass of water than either milk or soy milk.

H/T Josh Rosenau

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