How are diet and climate change connected?

UCLA Health
The connection between diet and climate change is that diet affects the greenhouse gases. Healthy eating affects sustainability and the environment.

Diet affects freshwater use. In fact, 3 percent of the planet has fresh water, the rest is saltwater in the oceans. And of that 3 percent fresh water, about 70 percent goes to growing food. Diet also affects land use, from raising animals to growing palm oil and other substances.

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Eating and Society

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