“Our food system has major impacts on the environment. Agriculture occupies half of all ice-free land on Earth, and the global food system is responsible for 20%-37% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Animal products have a much larger environmental footprint than plant-based foods, using more resources and causing more greenhouse gas emissions… A shift toward plant-based foods is the most impactful way food companies can reduce their carbon footprint, prevent deforestation, minimize demand for water and land resources, improve food security and preserve natural habitats.”

Thank you to Hope College Dining Services, Creative Dining for your efforts in this area, congratulations on your top 10 ranking!

Read the full article from the The Humane Society of the United States about “The Food Service Industry Protein Sustainability Scorecard.”

photo: Steven Seighman / For the HSUS