Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with broccoli

“Broccoli consumption” has a carbon footprint?

Who knew?

Via CNS News.

Over $2 million in taxpayer funds are going to “Developing an Eastern Broccoli Industry” through a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant.

“Eastern consumers’ demand for local broccoli is high, but that demand cannot be met until sufficiently adapted varieties are available and the distribution network is expanded,” the non-technical summary for the project explains…..

The grant highlights the benefits developing the eastern broccoli industry will have on climate change, “This expansion will also reduce the overall cost and carbon footprint of broccoli consumed in the East, increase food security by diversifying production areas, and provide rural economic development.”

“National food security is improved by diversifying the production area to reduce risk from regional events like the current western drought….Furthermore, the carbon footprint of eastern broccoli consumption is lower because it is shipped shorter distances, and with less ice,” the grant program says.


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