Finally the enviro-weenies are onto something!
Eat moar bacon.
Among the shock findings from a new US study for vegetarians, vegans and respected colleagues, lettuce is "over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon", and "eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken".
The study by Carnegie Mellon researchers found that switching to a healthier diet rich in fruit and vegetables and light on meat could actually be worse for the environment.
The results were "counterintuitive" because the fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood which the USDA guidelines recommend people eat more of have "relatively high resource use and emissions per calorie", the researchers said.It turns out, as is so often the case, that you're always just better off doing as I do.
"What is good for us health-wise isn't always what's best for the environment", said study co-author Michelle Tom.