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  Eating less meat may slow climate change
Eating less meat may slow climate change
Eating less meat could help slow global warming by reducing the number of livestock and thereby decreasing the amount of methane flatulence from the animals. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 muppet
4 years ago
"If people knew that they were threatening the environment by eating more meat, they might think twice before ordering a burger," Brewster said.
i don't think people are willing to do that. especially not in america.

i gave up eating red meat a while back, and it was pretty difficult. people think i am being condescending when THEY ask ME why i did it and i give them an answer. i did not do it for the environmental reasons, but that is just another thing that makes me feel good about my decision (although, i do question the effect of cow flatulence on global warming...that seems like quite a stretch).

aside from the constant cravings (that do disappear after the first year or so), the social stigma against environmentalists, vegetarians, etc. is also something that is difficult to deal with. also, mcdonald's double cheeseburgers are hard to live without. man, those were so good.
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 misswink...
4 years ago
I grew up in a house where we didn't eat red meat. Now I eat it like every day. I can't help it. I think I grew up feeling like an oddball, but I was most likely much healthier then.
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 Alton
4 years ago
« muppet:i don't think people are willing to do that. especially not in america.

i gave up eating red meat a while back, and it was pretty difficult. people think i am being condescending when THEY ask ME why i did it and i give them an answer. i did not do it for the environmental reasons, but that is just another thing that makes me feel good about my decision (although, i do question the effect of cow flatulence on global warming...that seems like quite a stretch).

aside from the constant cravings (that do disappear after the first year or so), the social stigma against environmentalists, vegetarians, etc. is also something that is difficult to deal with. also, mcdonald's double cheeseburgers are hard to live without. man, those were so good.
I'm the same way. I gave up red meat and pork ten years ago for some odd reason like taking so long to digest, but it wasn't that hard to give up, for me. The only time I cheated was two weeks after I quit, I had a Big Mac (sad, huh.) I still eat poultry and fish, and they are doing so many things with turkey these days, I don't ever miss red meat.

I should give up chicken though. With all the hormones they pump into them, I'm probably going to wind up with some man boobs to die for. :)
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 dork
4 years ago
Guys... News flash

Its MY flatulence thats causing global warming.

And no i will NOT stop eating bean burritos
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 TraumaMa...
4 years ago
« muppet : i don't think people are willing to do that. especially not in america.

i gave up eating red meat a while back, and it was pretty difficult. people think i am being condescending when THEY ask ME why i did it and i give them an answer. i did not do it for the environmental reasons, but that is just another thing that makes me feel good about my decision (although, i do question the effect of cow flatulence on global warming...that seems like quite a stretch).

aside from the constant cravings (that do disappear after the first year or so), the social stigma against environmentalists, vegetarians, etc. is also something that is difficult to deal with. also, mcdonald's double cheeseburgers are hard to live without. man, those were so good.
I try to use less, not for global warming because I dont believe that story, but because factory farms suck.

The only thing that would kill me is I love a good prime rib or all the steak frys our local departments throw. I can actually say I don't BUY or USE alot of beef. When I do, I go to a local butcher who raises his own beef.

We eat alot of garden burgers, soy, fish and chicken. During the summer, we eat alot of veggies and fruit from roadside stands.

I hunt and that fills the freezer as well.

Why are we humans so quick to blame animals for the problems we face and we created in the first place?

Global warming? Cow gas.

Depletion of cod and other fish? Let's club some seals and take the numbers down, never mind the fact that almost the entire southern part of the Gulf of St Lawrence was melted and most of the pups drowned as their were no ice floes to cling to.

Nature has a system of checks and balances to keep things in line. It is US who screw it up.
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