Producing and distributing the food products you buy can form a significant part of your footprint, particularly if this is a large part of your spending.Producers and consumers are increasingly aware of this and looking for opportunities to choose lower-carbon options.
The agriculture sector is responsible for approximately half of New Zealand's total greenhouse gas emissions. International shipping of fruits and vegetables accounts for 36% of food transport emissions - almost twice the emissions released during their production. A large portion of the emissions associated with dairy and meat production comes from methane generated by grazing ruminant animals (mostly cows and sheep). Swapping from an average diet to low or no red meat can reduce this footprint by a third to two-thirds respectively.
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