Now, that doesn't mean we don't advocate eating locally when you can. Food that's grown nearby tastes better, and buying it supports your community farmers. But there's a far more important change you can make in your eating habits to benefit the environment, says Nestle.
Eat less meat.
We've talked about eating less overall, going vegetarian a few meals a week, and about the impact of meat production on the environment. Still, this was an interesting statistic to be reminded of: Red meat is around 150 percent more greenhouse gas-intensive than chicken or fish. So eating less can make a much bigger impact than adhering strictly to a local diet.
• Read the full article: Food Miles: Do They Really Matter? From The Atlantic.
What's your take on this? How hard do you try to eat locally, and have your habits changed?
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