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Less meat in the canteen

Themes: Food

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Healthy Veggie Burger

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Are your staff looking to reduce their meat consumption? You could support their efforts at work by ensuring your food provision matches their aims. The key is to know how to prepare a meat-free meal.

Did you know some foods take more carbon to produce? The big difference is between producing animal-based foods like meat and dairy and producing plant-based foods. Animal-based foods have a much higher footprint.

Eating fresh fruit and veg which is out of season is likely to have a higher footprint compared to eating produce which is in season.

You might think food grown closer to home would have a lower carbon footprint than food grown abroad and shipped to the UK. That’s usually the case. There are some exceptions – heating greenhouses in the UK can be more energy intensive than shipping emissions.

If you’re interested in which foods are best for the climate, tools such as the BBC’s climate change food calculator may help.

Useful links

Less meat in the canteen

Themes: Food

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Healthy Veggie Burger

Description

Are your staff looking to reduce their meat consumption? You could support their efforts at work by ensuring your food provision matches their aims. The key is to know how to prepare a meat-free meal.

Did you know some foods take more carbon to produce? The big difference is between producing animal-based foods like meat and dairy and producing plant-based foods. Animal-based foods have a much higher footprint.

Eating fresh fruit and veg which is out of season is likely to have a higher footprint compared to eating produce which is in season.

You might think food grown closer to home would have a lower carbon footprint than food grown abroad and shipped to the UK. That’s usually the case. There are some exceptions – heating greenhouses in the UK can be more energy intensive than shipping emissions.

If you’re interested in which foods are best for the climate, tools such as the BBC’s climate change food calculator may help.

Useful links

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