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  •  Most of the meat we eat is wild game and (5+ / 0-)

    we produce no more carbon by eating it than if left to the ravens.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:51:46 AM PST

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    •  Congratulations! (3+ / 0-)
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      ban nock, aliasalias, redwagon

      However, your admirable carnivorous habits are by no means common or relevant to the issue of the world-wide meat producing and eating industry.

        It is a serious source of carbon and as a matter of fact, not eating so much meat is actually much better for everyone's health and much better for the fast disappearing rain forests being plowed under to provide temporary forage.

       If you hate flying so much, why don't you hate feed lots?

      •  I hate soy, that comes from destroyed rain forest (5+ / 0-)
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        jfromga, AoT, a gilas girl, erratic, Creosote

        because that's where lots of our soy comes from. Is the carbon lost from the rain forest as great as from eating how much beef?

        Food is not so simple of a subject. It would be more fun if things were so easily categorized into good/bad.

        And actually I don't like feed lots. Except that when I smell them I always know weather is moving in. They are to my NE and quite a distance away, in order to smell them the cold has to be creeping in from Canada and pushed under the warmer air coming from California with it's mercury laden air from cement plants. None the less if I smell the feed lots, I know it's weather.

        I'm frankly distrustful of blanket condemnations such as wealthy foodies often make. So often I've been given a very slanted view, I'll reserve judgement on beef for now.

        How big is your personal carbon footprint?

        by ban nock on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:28:22 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, that's why I only eat baby seal meat (2+ / 0-)
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      redwagon, SolarMom

      shipped in by dog sled (NOT AIR TRANSPORT!!!) from Newfoundland.

      Otherwise, I'm strictly vegan. Los Vegan, for that matter . . ..

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