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Not all meat is created equal (Group calculates carbon footprint of meats, cheeses)
SFGate.com ^ | 7/19/11 | Cameron Scott

Posted on 07/19/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

A new report issued by the Environmental Working Group calculates the carbon footprint of meats, cheeses, and a smattering of other foods.

The results are good news for those who avoid red meat as well as vegans. They are not good news for vegetarian cheese lovers like this blogger.

Special shout-out to those of you who eat baby sheep: You suck! Lamb is the single most carbon-intensive meat, .. (beef 2nd)

Cheese comes out ahead of pork, farmed salmon, chicken and canned tuna. ..

What it means, in practical terms:

-Eating one less burger a week, is like driving 320 miles less over the course of a year or line-drying your clothes half of the time.

-If a family of four skips steak once a week, they may as well have left the car in the garage for three months.

-If everyone in the U.S. gave up meat and cheese one day a week, it would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars off the road for a year.

Eating meat and dairy produced in more eco-friendly ways will lighten your load on the planet. And simply eating less meat and cheese will lighten your load on the bathroom scale.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: carbon; cheese; climatechange; ewg; footprints; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; meats
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A cheesey post for the hordening masses of FR'oids swimming in the giant fondue pot we call Home...

I'm up for a big grilled cheese and ham samwich about now..

1 posted on 07/19/2011 3:44:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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You only go around once, so Bon Appetit!

(unless there is a Buffet Bar, then go for it!)


2 posted on 07/19/2011 3:45:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

If yur meat makes a footprint, you need to cook it a little longer or get a better butcher. I avoid toe cheese.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 3:49:10 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: NormsRevenge

What is the carbon footprint of the group that is calculating carbon footprints?

Boy, a bacon cheeseburger would taste good right now!


4 posted on 07/19/2011 3:50:32 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bought a farm this year. Already have chickens, turkeys and rabbits. Eggs are just starting to be found in the coop, and the turkeys are already tipping the scales at 4 months at 20 and 26.5 lbs respectively.

Next year we’ll have two pigs to raise for breeding, eating the offspring.

Two milk cows and (for meat) a steer.

I wonder what our carbon footprint will be? Oh wait, no I really don’t. I imagine that our guilt for keeping these animals prisoner as we eat their offspring and by-products is so bad that carbon footprint isn’t our biggest problem./s


5 posted on 07/19/2011 3:50:52 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t get me started on the EWG. Their push for the Safe Cosmetic Act 2011 is based on psuedo junk science and scare mongering and it will be devastating to small business.


6 posted on 07/19/2011 3:50:56 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: NormsRevenge

I notice these articles never mention the carbon footprint of pets. Why not? Well, because most of these liberals have pets instead of kids and they don’t want to know that their kitties (who HAVE to eat meat) and dogs are probably not so eco friendly, and suddenly you just might find that all of this is much less fun...


7 posted on 07/19/2011 3:52:19 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: USMCPOP

I laughed at your comment! And, then I went to your freeper page...and cried....I am so sorry for your family. And, I want to THANK your FAMILY and SON. Hero’s do abound.


8 posted on 07/19/2011 3:52:31 PM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: USMCPOP

LOL well said!


9 posted on 07/19/2011 3:53:32 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not a vegetarian, but I eat animals who are”
Groucho Marx quote


10 posted on 07/19/2011 3:55:00 PM PDT by Recon Dad (“I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.” Edwin Edwards)
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To: Grunthor

This January, when it’s 12 below zero at 6:00 AM some miserable Tuesday morning, maybe you could have somebody from the Environmental Working Group come over and help you with your chores. They’re experts on farming, you know.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 3:56:01 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: NormsRevenge
And simply eating less meat and cheese will lighten your load on the bathroom scale .

Also weighting after getting off the Toilet will do the same.

12 posted on 07/19/2011 3:57:19 PM PDT by piroque (Southern born and Raised,)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Somehow I doubt the silly bastards will be anywhere to be found when there’s “actual” work to be done.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 3:58:20 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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Speaking of...'not all meat is created equal'
14 posted on 07/19/2011 3:58:55 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: NormsRevenge

How much would I save if I gave up a serving of roast Spotted Owl or stewed Riddle Turtle each month!

A few years ago, I got in real trouble over a prank about stewed sea turtle. Some environmentalist went nuts and I almost got arrested.


15 posted on 07/19/2011 4:05:45 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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16 posted on 07/19/2011 4:13:16 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: USMCPOP
If yur meat makes a footprint, you need to cook it a little longer or get a better butcher. I avoid toe cheese.

On the other hand, if your meat has a carbon footprint, you've already cooked it too long.

17 posted on 07/19/2011 4:17:47 PM PDT by Bob
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To: goodnesswins

Thanks.


18 posted on 07/19/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: NormsRevenge

Center cut Prime Fillets
Cooked at about 600 on my Big Green Egg
for 2 minutes either side on an iron skillet to sear it
then remove the skillet for 2.5 minutes each side
on the bar b que at about 400 and OH MY.
Get your prime beef at Carmines in Palm Beach Gardens,
And it is hard to beat.
Add a Cuke, Tomato and purple onion salad with good seasons and it is as good a Ruth Chris’s


19 posted on 07/19/2011 4:24:55 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: NormsRevenge
How much of a carbon footyprint would it make if we rounded up the worst of the econuts, and threw them into the lava-filled caldera of an active volcano?

"Whose been putting carbon footyprints all over my desert?"


20 posted on 07/19/2011 4:25:09 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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