Is barbecue one of the worst types of food for the environment?



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    Yes. The animal agriculture, or meat industry is one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.

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    Not sure if it’s the absolute worst, but there are a number of things that certainly don’t make it eco-friendly.  Like emilyscout mentioned, BBQing typically involves the consumption of a large amount of meat which in and of itself is very bad for the environment because of the significant amount of carbon emissions released during production of processed meat. 

    Additionally, the act of grilling is not very good for the environment.  Charcoal is probably the most commonly used (and some would argue the tastiest) but it is also the dirtiest way to grill, releasing hydrocarbons and soot into the air with each grilling session.  

    Also, when most people BBQ, they typically use lots of one-time use plates and utensils which generates useless trash and waste that usually don’t get recycled.

    Lastly, the products used to clean the grill can be very harmful and often contain many dangerous and non eco-friendly chemicals and additives. 

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