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Old 12-15-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Contrary to recent headlines -- and a talk by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference -- eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change.

In fact, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per calorie.

Vegetarian and 'healthy' diets are more harmful to the environment | EurekAlert! Science News
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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Well, the answer is easy then.....humans just need to stop eating!
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Well..that is sure a lot of BS. Since the 70s we have known that red meat, including pork - is bad for you.

Processed meat? Poison.

So, think and do what you wish. But, the evidence has been there - for 40 years.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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This seems to be a very simplistic conclusion. Clearly sushi-grade tuna overnight aired from Tokyo to the middle of the US will have a huge carbon imprint. The bluegill I caught near my house - not so much. Out of season fruits a veggies brought from the opposite hemisphere - also huge. But in-season produce grown nearby, probably less so.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:41 PM
 
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Humans have been meat eaters forever. Our environmental issues didn't start until the Industrial Revolution. Yeah, eat meat is the problem. @@
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:53 PM
 
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Whole thing (cannot even call it "research") was just idiotic nonsense.

They mixed Fish in with Veggie, and assumed large use of Dairy.

Made no consideration for Local / Community Garden Models, let alone "Eatable Landscaping."

No "Researcher" could be this moronic as to tie the Title to what was actually studied.
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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I call complete bogus on this research... and made me immediately wonder who funded it... the meat industry?

The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared | shrinkthatfootprint.com


Go vegan... Ive been one over fifty years... I know I tread more lightly than my meat eating friends just by seat of the pants observations... and certainly by SMELL.. I can easily smell heavy meat eaters... and certainly their waste products.. putrid dead flesh being digested and sitting in the gut can be pretty smelly...

The above article lays it all out pretty well back by research
Not only does it make sense it is better organized

Too many people
Neuter all felons of the dangerous kind
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I call complete bogus on this research... and made me immediately wonder who funded it... the meat industry?

The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared | shrinkthatfootprint.com


Go vegan... Ive been one over fifty years... I know I tread more lightly than my meat eating friends just by seat of the pants observations... and certainly by SMELL.. I can easily smell heavy meat eaters... and certainly their waste products.. putrid dead flesh being digested and sitting in the gut can be pretty smelly...

The above article lays it all out pretty well back by research
Not only does it make sense it is better organized

Too many people
Neuter all felons of the dangerous kind

I can smell bacon from 5 states away...I love the smell of bacon cooking in the morning.
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I call complete bogus on this research... and made me immediately wonder who funded it... the meat industry?

The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared | shrinkthatfootprint.com


Go vegan... Ive been one over fifty years... I know I tread more lightly than my meat eating friends just by seat of the pants observations... and certainly by SMELL.. I can easily smell heavy meat eaters... and certainly their waste products.. putrid dead flesh being digested and sitting in the gut can be pretty smelly...

The above article lays it all out pretty well back by research
Not only does it make sense it is better organized

Too many people
Neuter all felons of the dangerous kind
I agree about the smell of heavy red meat eaters.

I hate pork and bacon the most. Gross.

Also, I feel so sorry for pigs and what we do to them. They are treated the worst of all animals.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:29 PM
 
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I call complete bogus on this research... and made me immediately wonder who funded it... the meat industry?

The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared | shrinkthatfootprint.com


Go vegan... Ive been one over fifty years... I know I tread more lightly than my meat eating friends just by seat of the pants observations... and certainly by SMELL.. I can easily smell heavy meat eaters... and certainly their waste products.. putrid dead flesh being digested and sitting in the gut can be pretty smelly...

The above article lays it all out pretty well back by research
Not only does it make sense it is better organized

Too many people
Neuter all felons of the dangerous kind
Meh. I don't really care if my **** stinks. Its ****. Why should I want it to smell like anything other than what it is?

I was going to make a joke about dirty vegan hippies but I'll refrain.
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