Oakland Bites: The low-carbon diet
on March 9, 2009
Some Bay Area college students are saying goodbye to their burgers. In an effort to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, the food service company that runs USF’s cafeteria is trying to reduce their use meat and cheese by 25 percent. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this means that the USF caf and 400 additional food service cafes are losing cheese from their turkey burgers and their pizza. Hospital service providers are also cutting foods to reduce their carbon footprint.
When you buy food–at the grocery store or in restaurants, do you consider the carbon footrprint of the food that you eat? Would you be willing to commit to the low-carbon diet?
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