You are what you eat, but what you eat doesn't only impact you.
Our World in Data, a nonprofit research firm in the United Kingdom, recently released a study focusing on which foods have the biggest and smallest carbon footprints and what parts of the total food-making process contributed the most to their overall emissions from the farm to the market.
The study looked at factors such as land-use change (like deforestation), farming (like methane emissions), animal feed, processing, transportation and retail energy usage. Surprisingly, transportation made up the least amount of CO2 emissions, while farming and land use were the biggest culprits.
Food production has a long history, and the future of food is changing. Here's what you need to know to make healthy food choices and help reduce the carbon footprint of your diet.