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The U.S. diet is a climate disaster. Here are 4 fixes that don't involve becoming a vegan.

The U.S. diet is a climate disaster. Here are 4 fixes that don't involve becoming a vegan.

If your household is anything like the American average, your diet generates lots of greenhouse gas emissions: roughly the same amount in a single week, a new study finds, as a drive from D.C. to Trenton.

Food requires huge amounts of energy to grow. It must be transported from farms in rail cars or semi trucks. Then it is processed, packaged, stored, shelved, cooked and delivered - a complex industrial supply chain that generates an estimated 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study in the journal Food Policy.

But consumers can make small daily changes to bring that number down, said Rebecca Boehm, a postdoctoral fellow at the Rudd Center for Food...

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