VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: How much is your summer BBQ damaging the environment?

  • Sarah Bridle

    Press/Media: Research

    Description

    A typical summer barbecue* for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile car journey, according to a group of scientists studying the impact of food choices on the environment.

    https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/how-much-is-your-summer-bbq-damaging-the-environment/

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    Period1 Jul 2019 → 2 Jul 2019

    Media coverage

    3

    Media coverage

    • TitleJust ONE barbecue causes as much pollution as a 90-mile car journey, scientists reveal
      Media name/outletMail Online
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date2/07/19
      DescriptionA barbecue releases more greenhouse gas than a 90-mile car journey.

      The estimated carbon output is based on the burning of charcoal and on the energy used to produce the food.

      Researchers from the University of Manchester calculated that a barbecue for four would release the equivalent of 800 balloons full of carbon dioxide.
      URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7202913/Just-ONE-barbecue-causes-pollution-90-mile-car-journey-scientists-reveal.html
      PersonsSarah Bridle
    • TitleOH BURGER Barbecues create almost as much air pollution as 100-mile car trips, scientists claim
      Media name/outletThe Sun
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date2/07/19
      DescriptionOH BURGER Barbecues create almost as much air pollution as 100-mile car trips, scientists claim
      URLhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9414412/barbecues-100-mile-car-trips/
      PersonsSarah Bridle
    • TitleFamily barbecue as harmful to planet as 90-mile car journey, unless you cut out the red meat
      Media name/outletThe Telegraph
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date1/07/19
      DescriptionA typical barbecue releases as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as a 90-mile car journey, scientists have found.

      The study found that red meat such as burgers were the worst culprit - causing nearly five times as much damage as one portion of chicken.

      Adding cream to strawberries doubled the amount of greenhouse gas released, scientists said.

      Manchester University experts calculated the impact of a typical barbecue meal based around beefburgers, before comparing it with a chicken-based meal, or a vegan option.
      URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/01/typical-barbecue-bad-planet-90-mile-car-journey-scientists-warn/
      PersonsSarah Bridle

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Energy

    Keywords

    • barbecues
    • carbon emissions
    • air pollution