Hi my name is Grace and I am from the United States. After studying it during class, I learned that our diets are a part of our carbon footprints.
Especially in America, being it is considered the fattest country, there is a fast food restaurant on every corner. Many american actually eat multiple times a week believe it or not! They package most of there food in plastic or paper and most restaurants don’t even have recycle bins! We also waste a lot of food because A. restaraunts give us too much food, or B. we dont eat all of it. This causes the trash to fill up faster, meaning more waste put into the earth.
Eating a lot of meat also affects the carbon footprint suprisingly. For every hamburger that is made, 55 square feet of rainforest are cut down. At that rate, just imagine how many rainforests are cut down each year!! 150 pounds of carbon are produced for every hamburger too! It is better to eat more organic foods because they produce oxygen and they make there own food! Plus, it’s much healthier for you