What is your carbon footprint for a leg of lamb?
If you worry about the Planet and how are food choices affect it, you might like to know how much you harm the environment by eating a leg of lamb!
Mike Berners-Lee in his enjoyable book How Bad are Bananas The Carbon Footprint of Everything says that lamb comes in with a carbon footprint of about 17 kg for each kilo produced at the slaughterhouse.
Transport, basic processing, refrigeration and packaging add a little more. After cooking, the overall carbon imprac is more than 20 kg. per kilo!
38 kg CO2e a 2 kg joint at the checkout!
For the same carbon footprint, you could have a bowl of porridge, (made with half milk, half water) every day for 4 months!