the 'Green Grinches' are at it again.
that A carbon footprint equivalent to 6,000 car
journeys around the world, or 51,000 tons of
carbon dioxide, will be produced by Christmas
dinner in the
Cranberry sauce alone, which is normally imported to Britain from North America, contributes half the carbon footprint related to transport, as calculated by those doing the study on the production, processing and transportation costs of the festive ingredients, for one third of the UK population that they estimate eats a typical Christmas dinner.
Adisa Azapagic, from the University
of Manchester, said: "Food
production and processing are responsible for
three quarters of the total carbon footprint, with
the largest proportion - 60% - being related to
the life cycle of the turkey. All stages in the
supply chain have been considered, including
raising the turkey, growing the vegetables, food
storage, consumer shopping, cooking the meal at
home and waste management. This includes the
emissions of carbon dioxide due to energy
consumption along the turkey supply chain and the
emissions of methane and nitrous oxide generated
due to the agricultural activities to raise the
turkey." Read the Full Story here.
know what's really unbelievable about this?
These folks get paid, get grants. Get big bucks!
to do this kind of research.
next? Who knows. These "Green Grinches"
also don't want sweethearts to give roses on
Valentine's Day. But that's another story.
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