Is junk food the #1 cause of climate change?

The reason why, according to Food Agenda 2020, is that factory farmed junk food is so harmful is because it combines several factors which have been cited as contributors to climate change, including deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions from factory farms.

We already knew junk food was bad for you, but who knew it could be this bad? But don't worry – the proposed solution is not to stop eating.

“A worldwide shift to local, organic food production would drastically reduce food system emissions and turn the world's farmland into a carbon sink to capture and store 40% of global greenhouse gas pollution,” says the Food Agenda 2020 petition.

Food Agenda 2020 is calling for three changes that would go a long way in creating an organic, Eco-friendly lifestyle in America. These changes are:

1. Implement Truth in Labeling

2. Stop Subsidizing Destructive Policies

3. Build an Organic and Green Economy

For more information on Food Agenda 2020, and to view the petition, go here.

What do you think of junk food's involvement in climate change? Sound off below.

As the saying goes, you are what you eat – or as it looks like, the planet will be what we eat.

Food Agenda 2020: The Organic Alternative, a “national petition on agricultural solutions for climate change and health”, claims the #1 cause of climate change is factory farmed junk food, contributing to at least one third of worldwide gas emissions.

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