Food Carbon Footprint
I've discussed the environmental impact of food before - some people say it is responsible for up a third of our carbon emissions. Yesterday's Observer has some figures for just how much carbon different meals can produce on their way to your plate:
Carbon Heavy: meat, veg & wine from the southern hemisphere: 10 000g per serving
Carbon Average: organic european meat, veg & wine: 3 000g per serving
Carbon Lean: local vegan organic food, organic local beer: 200g per serving
I think that speaks for itself!