Depending on where you live, eating baby spinach or arugula is almost like eating a burger, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s that intense. Sure, if you live in the Central Valley of California, or in Florida, not so. But most people live very far from those places. If you live east of longitude 100 and north of, say, Jesse Helms country, you have no business eating greens at all between October and June. Again, you know, you’re free to do whatever you want, but if you want to be really careful about your greenhouse gas footprint, this is what you should do.

Gidon Eschel, a geophysicist who studies the greenhouse gas impact from food. He suggests cabbage instead. (Via Boing Boing) (via dbreunig) (via ericmortensen) (via mikehudack)