Study: Less nutritious food may have bigger environmental impact

05/2/2014 | Reuters

Less nutritious foods, including animal-based products, tend to take a bigger toll on the environment than plant-based foods, French researchers reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Study author Gabriel Masset said the food system is responsible for about a third of greenhouse gas emissions, so finding healthy foods that are part of a low-carbon diet "could be an effective way to help consumers in their daily choices."

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