According to the Australian, part of the solution to the world’s carbon emission crisis may be a question of diet.
In Ross Garnaut’s vision of a more carbon-conscious world, households would move away from eating lamb and beef and consume more kangaroo, pork and chicken. Professor Garnaut reports that Australian marsupials such as kangaroos, unlike cattle and sheep, emit negligible amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
There seems to be nowhere to go but up for kangaroo consumption; even in Australia, tasty roos make up only .5 percent of red meat consumption. An added plus is that kangaroo meat is low in fat, and high in protein, iron, and zinc.