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Old 08-23-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Michigan, Maryland-born
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Besides moral issues to how animals are raised and slaughtered by meat companies...there are efficiency issues that tie into pollution and land use.

The world's population is growing. America's population is growing. We need more and more food.

Plants to eat are simply more efficient and cleaner for the environment than meat.


30% of the earth's landmass is now used to either raise animals for meat or for feed for those animals.

70% of all grain grown are not for humans, but to feed animals for slaughter.

80% of all deforested land within the rainforest is for cattle.

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Jump for soy!

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Holy Cow!!!

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I am not saying you all must become vegetarians...and NO...you are NOT evil if you eat meat....but wouldn't it help so many things if we reduced our meat consumption even if just a little bit....each doing our part? I think we can make a difference...yes!

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Old 08-23-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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I'll continue to eat meat regardless of stupid liberal policies and propaganda.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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I don't think most people have enough self-control and delayed gratification to actively reduce meat consumption. Most people just want to grab whatever's convenient, cheap, tasty, and familiar and put it in their mouths.

Once lab grown meat is widely available and cheap, people will switch to that, which will have a similar environmental sparing effect.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:31 PM
 
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For some reason, I feel like having a big, juicy steak tonight.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The OP is right but its hard to change human behavior whether its fossil fuels or meat, slow transitions are best.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by QuakerBaker View Post
The world's population is growing.

See, now there's your basic problem.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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I don't think most people have enough self-control and delayed gratification to actively reduce meat consumption. Most people just want to grab whatever's convenient, cheap, tasty, and familiar and put it in their mouths.

Once lab grown meat is widely available and cheap, people will switch to that, which will have a similar environmental sparing effect.
Enjoy those GMOs.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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Once lab grown meat is widely available and cheap, people will switch to that, which will have a similar environmental sparing effect.

It's called Arby's.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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See, now there's your basic problem.
We could maintain the number of people in the US by regulating immigration; however, liberal policies require our population to always increase, and the DNC needs them to be poor in order to get tgeir votes to continue those policies.
 
Old 08-23-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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For some reason, I feel like having a big, juicy steak tonight.
Yep. Garden fresh salad greens, onions and tomatoes. Baked potato. Iced tea. AND, a big fat medium rare rib eye steak. Life is good.
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