Last week I gave you the low down on margarine, this week it's lettuce. Did you know that it is bad for the planet?
Lettuce is an annual plant of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is most
often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and
So that is the biology but why is it dangerous?
According to research from the Carnegie Mellon University saving
the planet may not be best achieved by eating a meat free diet.
It seems that it is all down to emissions. The three elements that were compared are energy use, water footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
'What is best for the body may not be best for the planet,' the researchers concluded.
In fact the researchers reckoned that lettuce was three times worse than bacon.