Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The carbon footprint of breakfast
We all enjoy our weekend breakfasts, complete with eggs, bacon, toast, AND orange juice. But if we sat back and calculated the carbon footprint of the meal instead of the calories, would it make us think twice about indulging? Pepsi Cola has calculated the carbon footprint of their Tropicana orange juice to be 3.75 pounds of carbon for each half gallon purchased. Check it out below. So the next time you sit down to breakfast, think about it first. Are your eggs local and organic? Your bread? How much vegetation was needed to feed the producer of your bacon or sausage?