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What do butter, beef and mangos have in common? They are some of our favorite foods, sure. But their high carbon footprint makes them less attractive options.

Luckily our consumer habits are no longer influenced purely by appearance and price but, increasingly, sustainability.

The food system currently accounts for 21-37% of all CO2 emissions, and rising. Good environmental decisions are based on knowledge.

Cue a new CO2 calculator (there’s already one for clothes’ companies) which, by taking global data, provides important information on our ‘food-print’ based on the items we consume.

Fruit, vegetables, pulses and nuts get a big tick when it comes to reducing water consumption and transport emissions.

So, how about a nice bowl of dhal for lunch?

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