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8 Ways Your Eating Habits are Affecting Climate Change


Does what you eat really matter in today's world? The answer is a resounding yes.

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How much do our eating habits affect climate change?

You know the expression, "you are what you eat"? This age-old proverbial saying implies that in order to remain healthy and in shape, you must eat foods that promote both of these qualities. The same can be said about what we eat vs. the health of our planet's environment. On a collective level, our dietary choices can have a significant impact on the earth's climate. And our individual choices either contribute to or help to offset global warming, a significant component of climate change that is currently progressing at an unprecedented rate. Here are 8 facts you need to know about how food contributes to global warming.

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