Ratio of CO2 Across Different Types of Meat Proteins

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Eat Less Red MeatRatio of Unit of Meat to CO2 output can be understood in this order….. 

Beef: 16
Lamb: 14
Eggs: 8
Pork: 5
Turkey: 4
Chicken: 4
Fish: 3

Couple of Observations:
1 – The magnitude of difference of beef and lamb compared to the other meat proteins, is striking
2 – Eggs are more intense than Pork – that’s amazing! Those pigs are really efficient converts of food.
3 – Fish wins the day again

Wonder how vegetable (e.g. bean) proteins compare to these meat proteins.


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Keith Blizzard

A life-long environmentalist, Keith set out on the never ending journey of adjusting his lifestyle to a more sustainable one, with a goal of annually shrinking his carbon footprint. When he looked around for a dependable source of meaningful carbon footprint reduction ideas, it was pretty lame - so he launched Green Blizzard loaded with eco-friendly lifestyle tweaks. When he's not managing Green Blizzard, you'll find him on the trails around Mid Coast Maine with his trusty trail companion mutt, Moose.