Your answer may be one of pure taste or a variety of other personal factors that compel each of us to make decisions about our food. It is now becoming clear, there are also the environmental factors of food production to take into consideration. The following information may help when making sustainable choices about both your own next meal and menus you choose for your meetings and events.
Note: I would also venture an educated guess that the higher the footprint, the higher cost of the meal. We have been successful in saving money by working directly with the chef on delicious, satisfying vegetarian lunches for all our guests.
Thanks to Environmental Leader for these statistics.