Thursday, January 10, 2008

What Saves the Earth and Sticks to the Roof of Your Mouth?

The answer is, of course, peanut butter, according to this post on the New York Times health website Well (excerpt below):
Can peanut butter save the world and boost your health?
Some people think it’s a start. The
Sierra Club magazine this month highlights the Web site, which claims eating peanut butter is a good way to go green. The site, which vows it’s not connected to the peanut industry, notes that livestock account for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Compared with a burger, a PB&J sandwich saves as much as 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide, 280 gallons of water and 50 square feet of land, according to the magazine.
Disclaimer: The Eco-Justice Blogger eats a p.b. and j. every morning for breakfast: Trader Joe's Crunchy unsalted peanut butter, Organic Morello Cherry fruit spread, and sprouted multi-grain toast.
What's your fave planetary-saving pb and j combo?

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