#13 Not All Vegan Foods Are Environment-Friendly
When it comes to carbon emissions, nothing is more devastating than meat and dairy products. But if you are an advocate of plant-based diets, be informed that not all foods are environment-friendly and may come with a big price tag.
Fruits and vegetables that are air-transported may contribute more carbon emissions than farmed cattle. Seasonal fruits like cranberries and blueberries are often imported to meet the demands when the local supply is insufficient or absent.
According to research, asparagus is one of the highest contributors to carbon emissions in the UK, as much of the quantity is imported via air. Also, there are certain vegetables like green stalks that are guilty of the highest amounts of carbon emissions.