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  •  Local meat.. (6+ / 0-)

    ..can have a lower footprint than commercial crops raised with pesticides and additives and trucked across the country or planet. I own a pork share from local pigs raised on organic leftovers from restaurants. I also eat eggs and meat from our pastured chickens. I own a milk share from local wholly pastured and herded cows and goats.

    Local, non-industrially farmed organic veggies and fruits and local non-monocrops have the lowest footprint, of course.

    If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

    by rhetoricus on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 10:23:10 PM PST

    •  This is a great comment. (2+ / 0-)
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      The carbon footprint numbers are developed using practices of the factory farms that are so prevalent in our food chain.  

      For people who don't want to go meatless, going organic and local is a great alternative to decreasing your negative impacts.

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 06:06:56 AM PST

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    •  actually an even lower footprint is wild meat (1+ / 0-)
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      certainly lower than vegetables trucked around the country after chopping up bunny rabbits in combines.

      “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

      by ban nock on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 06:17:47 AM PST

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