A new research conducted at the University of Michigan’s Centre of Sustainable Systems has found that more than half of the food-based emissions in the United States came from just one-fifth of the population.
It’s interesting to note that this fact comes out from a country which has more than 300 million people. The reason for this is the meat-consumption of this particular set of people. The beef in their diet is known to release high emissions while the people who are sticking to plant-based diet contribute less to the emissions.
The problem clearly lies in the diet of the people and the authors are aware of the same.
“Clearly we’ve not been very good at encouraging people to shift their diets for their own health. Relative to what our recommended healthy diet is, Americans do pretty poorly,” one of the authors noted.