What is a carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the number of kgs of carbon dioxide that are produced in the production of every kg of meat.
Beef has a footprint print (or hoofprint, if you will) of 27. This is down to the machinery involved in production along with all that methane they produce while digesting their hearty diet in their four stomachs. Cattle farming for beef has a greater impact on our environment that car pollution across the globe.
Lambs are just as gassy as four stomached ‘mooing’ friends, producing methane as they graze and digest their greens. The actual farming process of lamb makes up 80% of their carbon footprint due to more heavy agricultural machinery.
Free roaming wild boar involves no farming and they only have one stomach, which produces a teeny tiny amount of methane. This is how they keep their carbon footprint so low. They trot around the forest all day every day, rather than being cooped up on a farm. They lead fuller lives while making delicious and nutritious meat.