Can Our Diets Impact the Planet? The GHG Guru Weighs In
More consumers are having conversations about meat, milk and eggs and the factors they weigh when making decisions about what ends up on their tables. One of those factors is the carbon footprint of today’s livestock, dairy and poultry farms and the potential impact on climate change. Can changing our diets impact the planet?
I’m certainly no authority on the topic but was fortunate to have a conversation with one of the foremost experts on environmental impacts of meat and milk production, Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., professor and air quality specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mitloehner, who goes by the Twitter handle @GHGGuru, is also director of the Clarity and Leadership for Environmental Awareness and Research (CLEAR) Center at UC Davis.