Study: Eating legumes instead of meat reduces greenhouse gasses by more than 50%.

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A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas pump. The team, headed by Loma Linda University (LLU) researcher Helen Harwatt, PhD, suggests that one simple change in American eating habits would have a large impact on the environment: if Americans would eat beans instead of beef, the United States would immediately realize approximately 50 to 75 percent of its GHG reduction targets for the year 2020.

[Infographic] How Much Water Does It Take To Make A Typical Meal

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If you’re looking to live eco-friendly, you must take into account the water footprint of your food (the amount of water that it takes to make it). Here’s an infographic that shows you just that!

Source: How Much Water Does It Take To Make A Typical Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner? [Infographic]