Cheese is as bad for the environment as meat

Cheese is as bad for the environment as meat

Cheese is bad for the environment: the Environmental Working Group considers it to be 3rd on the list of less eco-sustainable foods

Cheese harms the environment: after meat and fish, dairy products are also included in the balance of less eco-sustainable foods. Eating Asiago and Parmesan, therefore, would not only raise cholesterol levels, but would contribute to the phenomenon of global warming.

For some time now, vaccine farms have been viewed with suspicion by environmentalists and ecologists: in fact, a cow drinks 50 liters of water a day. On a planet like ours that, in some regions, literally dies of thirst, it seems a paradox to consume so many resources to ensure that a steak is never missing on our tables.

The discussion becomes even more complicated if we consider that a cow to milk consumes 200 liters of water daily, calculating the irrigation dedicated to its pastures. It is therefore clear that milk and dairy products are also not suitable foods for the health of the Earth. For this reason, the Environmental Working Group, which has done its mission to protect the environment, considers cheese harmful to the environment.

Should we therefore adopt a vegan diet? The answer is “it depends”! In fact, fortunately, not all cheese is harmful to the environment in the same way: only fat-rich cheeses that need more processing would be totally eliminated. We must therefore say goodbye to Mozzarella, Brie and Camembert.

In order to continue enjoying this beloved food, some precautions must be put in place: soft and short-aged cheese (such as stracchino, ricotta and robiola) requires a much lower use of water than parmesan and parmesan. It is possible, however, to use dairy products made with goat’s milk: sheep farms are much more sustainable.

Obviously, the general guidelines for responsible nutrition are always the same: prefer zero-kilometer and organic foods, to any nutritional family they belong to. It is useless to criminalize food if it is not the consumer’s behavior that is diligent.

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