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Energy in food production

What about eating meat?

In Ireland, local meat products can be very energy intensive to produce. For example, if New Zealand lamb travels to Ireland by boat, it can accumulate as little as 690kg of carbon dioxide emissions per tonne.
Locally-reared lamb can produce as much as
2850kg of carbon dioxide per tonne. This can happen when local sheep have less nutritious pastures to feed on and are given feed that has been grown, processed and transported.


Is there a better way to understand the energy used in food production?


Meat products are
much more energy
intensive to produce
than blueberries
flown from Argentina
to Ireland.