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Mark Thorson 12-02-2010 06:58 PM

World Wildlife Fund says eating meat is greener than vegetarian
 
At least in the UK, they say meat is better than imported
meat substitutes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1250532

Chemo the Clown 12-02-2010 07:12 PM

World Wildlife Fund says eating meat is greener than vegetarian
 
On Feb 12, 10:58*am, Mark Thorson wrote:
At least in the UK, they say meat is better than imported
meat substitutes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1250532


That's the UK for ya!

Chemo the Clown 12-02-2010 08:09 PM

World Wildlife Fund says eating meat is greener than vegetarian
 
On Feb 12, 12:05*pm, Wim van Bemmel wrote:
On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:12:08 -0800, Chemo the Clown wrote:
On Feb 12, 10:58*am, Mark Thorson wrote:
At least in the UK, they say meat is better than imported meat
substitutes.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1250532


That's the UK for ya!


The best we can do is stop eating altogether. Totally.
The earth will be saved within weeks.

--
Groet, salut, Wim.


You go first.

Steve Pope 12-02-2010 10:57 PM

World Wildlife Fund says eating meat is greener than vegetarian
 
I'm not sure WWF is regarded as authoritative on this sort
of thing.

The United Kingdom, unlike the Republic of Ireland or the
United States, is a net meat importer. Therefore, when
a UK person consumes meat, they are adding to demand thus
adding to meat imports, even if the exact meat they are
consuming is local. So I would say it's bogus to conclude
that eating meat in the UK is resource-conserving.

Steve

J. Clarke 13-02-2010 01:06 PM

World Wildlife Fund says eating meat is greener than vegetarian
 
Steve Pope wrote:
I'm not sure WWF is regarded as authoritative on this sort
of thing.

The United Kingdom, unlike the Republic of Ireland or the
United States, is a net meat importer. Therefore, when
a UK person consumes meat, they are adding to demand thus
adding to meat imports, even if the exact meat they are
consuming is local. So I would say it's bogus to conclude
that eating meat in the UK is resource-conserving.


Does lead to an interesting question though. Usually the efficiency of
agriculture is based in energy per unit area, and on that basis
vegetarianism is a clear winner. But humans don't just need energy--if that
was all we needed we could survive fine on a diet of pure sugar. On that
basis, which is more efficient in producing complete protein, plants or cows
eating plants?



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