Farming snails requires microscopic grazing range and the carbon footprint is far lower than for most animals. There’s an exhaustive 2015 Italian study, published in the journal Agricultural Systems, to prove it.
Highlights of the study:
- Besides being healthy, snail meat might represent an environmentally friendly food.
- The carbon footprint of snail meat under mixed system in South Italy was evaluated.
- Supplementary feed mixture supply appeared as the prevailing carbon hotspot.
- The effective CO2 sequestration in shells relies on the possible disposal routes.
- Snail meat showed a lower CF compared to conventional macro-livestock.