Beans
Americans could help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by eating legumes instead of beef. (Photo : Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A new study led by the Loma Linda University revealed that Americans could help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by simply changing some of their eating habits.

The study, published in the journal Climatic Change, showed that United States can easily achieve 50 to 75 percent of its greenhouse gases reduction targets by 2020, if Americans give up on eating beef and start consuming beans.

“Given the scale of greenhouse gas reductions needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, are we prepared to eat beef analogs that look and taste like beef, but have a much lower climate impact?” said Helen Harwatt, PhD, a researcher at Loma Linda University and lead investigator of the study, in a press release. “It looks…