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  •  To be honest (3+ / 0-)

    Any agriculture is energy-intensive.  For example, soybeans cannot be eaten raw.  They must be processed in several ways to be rendered edible.  All of that requires energy - the tofu you substitute for meat may actually have required more energy to produce, process, transport, and store than meats.   I don't know the energy costs for it, but they are there.  

    Organic farming is not a panacea, either - you still need energy to do it - and as several agricultural scientists have pointed out, it can require more use of energy by the farmer.  

    I think that I have had enough of you telling me how things will be. Today I choose a new way to go ... and it goes through you!

    by Norbrook on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 04:36:52 AM PDT

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