Tofu not so environmentally friendly

A U.K. university study commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund has found that the environmental costs of growing and importing meat alternatives such as tofu outweigh the environmental costs of beef and lamb reared in Britain.

This study counters the general assumption that meat alternatives are a more environmentally friendly choice than eating meat. The significant amount of farmland required to grow meat alternatives, and the risk of forests being destroyed to create the necessary farmland, were considered in the study. Meat substitutes also tend to be highly processed, and these production methods are energy-intensive.

Better Farming - October 2012