Food Footprints at Researchers Night

30 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Since the industrial revolution carbon dioxide emissions have had a profound effect on climate causing global warming and more frequent extreme weather events. Although the increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are often attributed to heavy industry and the use of cars, agricultural practices make a large contribution to global carbon emissions. Some foods have larger carbon footprints than others meaning that our everyday dietary choices affect global climate.

At the stall at Researchers night, visitors will be able to measure and compare the carbon footprint of commonly eaten foods and learn which foods have the lowest impact on the current environment and future climate such as Pulses. Pulse recipes derived from the FAO website and environmentally friendly food packs will be shared.

Location: Firth Courth, Sheffield University, Sheffield,