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We’ve Calculated The Environmental Cost Of A Loaf Of Bread – And What To Do About It

Thursday, March 2, 2017 18:10
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from The Conversation

– this post authored by Peter Horton, University of Sheffield

What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming? For a start, to make loaves on an industrial scale, you’ll need powerful milling and kneading machines and a huge oven, heated to 230℃ or more. This uses a lot of energy. The flour, yeast and salt must also be shipped in and, finally, the finished loaves are delivered to stores – all in trucks powered by petrol.

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