Breakfast, it’s the first and most important meal of the day (or so we hear). Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast is something that humans around the world look forward to and rely on in order to start their day on the right foot - but what we eat at breakfast can impact more than just our next 24 hours.
Daily decisions such as what to eat for breakfast and where to get it can have a massive impact when it comes to climate change and social equality around the world. With over 200 million cups of coffee consumed each day in the United States alone, it’s easy to see how all of that liquid fuel can add up! Popular breakfast items such as coffee, tea, orange juice, eggs, bacon, milk, and oatmeal each go through different systems and processes in order to find their way to our plates, and not all of those supply chains are created equal. That’s why I think that taking a simple action like paying attention to what you eat at breakfast is a great step towards combating climate change.
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