Your food has a climate footprint. Here’s what you can do

What we eat affects the health of the planet. (© Paul Nicklen)

Our diets are — to put it bluntly — a problem for the planet.

About a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to food in some way. So what you put on your plate actually matters a lot more than you think.

In the newest installment of the Climate Lab video series — produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox Media — Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan illuminates the footprint of food.

As you may have guessed, the climate impacts of meat get plenty of attention — but it doesn’t mean we all have to go vegan.

The video debuts today on Vox; watch below or at youtube.com/vox.

It might just change the way you eat.

Bruno Vander Velde is CI’s editorial director. 

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