Estimates vary, but something in the neighborhood of 30 percent of total greenhouse-gas emissions are pegged to food. If you’re a farmer and you’re trying to do your part to reduce that, you have a lot of choices: planting cover crops, reducing tillage, using state-of-the-art tools to apply fertilizer only where you need it. If you’re an eater, it’s harder to make a dent.
"Here's How Much Giving up Beef Helps — or Doesn't Help — the Planet" is from the July 20, 2017 Food section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tamar Haspel and narrated by Sam Scholl.