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Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

Peas (Pisum sativum) can be used to distil gin
“We found that the environmental footprint of pea gin was significantly lower than for wheat gin across 12 of 14 environmental impacts evaluated, from climate change, through water and air pollution, to fossil energy consumption”
Peas (Pisum sativum) can be used to distil gin

It’s the season for a cold afternoon ‘gin & tonic’ on ice. The health impact of one too many is questionable, but what is the environmental footprint of that classically delicious aperitif? An international team of researchers has worked with a a pioneering distillery manager to answer this question in a study published in the scientific journal Environment International.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute