During January, scientists at the University of Manchester, England released the results of a study conducted examining the carbon footprint of homemade and pre-packaged sandwiches. Researchers found that producing sandwiches made with pork meat, cheese and prawns resulted in the highest carbon emissions.
Worst of all, making so-called all day breakfast sandwiches resulted in carbon emissions the equivalent of driving an automobile 12 miles. Not surprisingly, the scientists suggested reducing meat and cheese content as a way to help curb carbon emissions.
When news of this broke out and environmentalists proposing to tax meat pointing to the UK manuscript as justification, participants on the Fox News show The Five commented on it with very humorous results.