Food & Dining
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint When You Purchase This Low Carbon Australian Jerky Play your part in saving the planet, lower your carbon emissions, and enjoy a healthy, tasty treat when you buy Red Hot Roo's Kangaroo Jerky Snacks! The range includes two varieties of Kangaroo Jerky that have been made sustainably in a way that supports the environment. The company explains that Kangaroo meat production uses less water than other types of animal meat production and that the snacks are both healthy and low carbon footprint. Compared to other animals, such as dry beef cattle and adult sheep, Kangaroos need around 91 litres to produce one kilo of meat. In comparison, dry beef cattle require 300 litres of water to produce one kilo of meat, and adult sheep need 11 litres a day. Globally, meat production is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, but Kangaroo meat is a more sustainable red meat alternative. The company says kangaroo meat produces around 0.003 tonnes of CO2 per year, compared to cattle which produce 1.67 tonnes, and sheep which produce 0.14 tonne. Unlike other animals, kangaroos also produce less methane gas, a substance that contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Per year, one kangaroo will produce around 6.5 litres of greenhouse gasses, compared to cattle who produce between 250 and 500 litres per day. They pride themselves on making Australia's best low fat and sustainable Kangaroo Jerky snacks and are helping to provide more environmentally conscious snack choices. Go to redhotroo.com.au for more info.