Skip to comments.Not all meat is created equal (Group calculates carbon footprint of meats, cheeses)
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 ...
I'm up for a big grilled cheese and ham samwich about now..
You only go around once, so Bon Appetit!
(unless there is a Buffet Bar, then go for it!)
If yur meat makes a footprint, you need to cook it a little longer or get a better butcher. I avoid toe cheese.
What is the carbon footprint of the group that is calculating carbon footprints?
Boy, a bacon cheeseburger would taste good right now!
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
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.
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...
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.
LOL well said!
I’m not a vegetarian, but I eat animals who are
Groucho Marx quote
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.
Also weighting after getting off the Toilet will do the same.
Somehow I doubt the silly bastards will be anywhere to be found when there’s “actual” work to be done.
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.
On the other hand, if your meat has a carbon footprint, you've already cooked it too long.
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
"Whose been putting carbon footyprints all over my desert?"
They didn’t include whale meat or foie gras.
Eating endangered creatures is illegal.
If you don't think this will happen(perhaps sooner), then you are one of those lost souls who actually believes the global warming/climate change scam is dead.
I guess that's why they're trying to grow meat in petri dishes.
Your cartoon reminds me to ask: what is the carbon rating for goats and camels?
Rack of lamb at Patsy’s in NYC is near the top of my list. However, when I can’t get to the Big Apple I can console myself elsewhere.....such as this past weekend at Carrabba’s here in Camp Hill, PA where Veal Marsala drowned my sorrows. Country boy CAN survive!
By the way; Forgive me for believing God’s Word, but I’ll rely on IT instead of the lying, conniving, dissembling pseudo-scientists who flack AGW and other frauds. One unshakable rock upon which I stand is Genesis 8:22.....
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” CASE CLOSED for me.
There is no way to explain this other than that sheer insanity is in the driver’s seat.
Carbon is the basis of life.
If the nuts so worried about carbon footprints actually succeeded in reducing carbon in the atmosphere, the result would be reduced carbon in the biosphere, meaning that there wouldn’t be as many living things. All living organisms consist of carbon that came from the atmosphere—it’s the basic biology of the carbon cycle.
Is their goal the eradication of life?
Before 10 years are out, California will require vegetarianism and CARB will enforce it. Don’t laugh. My prediction is not that far fetched. California government and their communist supporters are all insane.
I avoid vegans... too stringy.
We should all come live on your farm. Do you have room for a few thousand Freepers?
I checked out your website. I love your political dream!
EWG can FOAD.
We ate at Ruth’s Chris and we were NOT impressed at all. My husband is master griller.
We had one of those the first time we went to EU, 1980, Paris, and I still remember it, so good.
I would tend to agree, most of them look like walking death.
Why are they equating food to cars? Do they think we're not getting enough iron in our diets?
I was up all night running some calculations and have come to the conclusion that the Texas drought is directly related to the number of cattle being grilled too long and too hot...
Well you need to subtract my contribution last weekend, I did pork ribs.
And I actually watered while I was outside. Not that it does any good, everything is still dying.
“We should all come live on your farm. Do you have room for a few thousand Freepers?”
It would be fun, wouldn’t it?
Nanny State PING!
What family of 4 can afford steak that often anyway? The Trumps? The Rowlings?
Last I heard, some of these “green*” groups were complaining about how using computers & the Web was “killing the planet” because of the carbon footprints & “pollution” involved in building, using, and disposing of computers and their necessary infrastructure.
* “green” = RED, as in “progressive**”/socialist/commie-pinko
** “progressive” = anti-progress, regressive, anti-capitalist
Gee, thanks for reminding me that I have 6 bunnies, and a half dozen broilers to butcher this week.
Couple of more weeks, and it’ll be a half dozen fryers to do.
Two-three weeks later, the other 6 “broilers” will be roasters.
I live young rooster to a neighbor who needs a new one, and that’ll leave 4 or 5 layers for the two of us
A couple weeks or so after that, more bunnies for the freezer...and then deer & turkey season.
Two cows sounds like about twice as much twice a day milking than I want to even contemplate, let alone have to do; but pigs is good...REALLY good.
I have no other job (V.A. disability so I have the time to milk two cows 2x per day and process the milk/cream into different dairy products.
The rabbits are tasty, aren’t they?
Muscovy ducks and Toulouse geese.... look into them.
They are great foragers and although I haven’t taken any to the table yet, they’re supposed to be great. I presently have 2 mama ducks on nests and in about 1 1/2 weeks, I should have around 30 new ducklings.
Muscovy duck is described as being close to beef and some say venison.... very little fat so they are not greasy and are healthy. I warn you, be carful about name these guys, they are very friendly. So, the ones I intend to butcher get democrat names such as, Reid, Pelosi, Obama......
I have read that just a couple of Muscovies will get rid of 90% of the flies around your barn.
I’m new to this bird thing, but so far it’s easy and I love it.
I don’t like rabbit for eating, but I feed my GSD a 100% raw diet...much of it is meat.... he eats about a half a chicken a day, as well as beef. I’ve been thinking about raising rabbits for him. It looks cheap and easy and I know they breed like the dickens.
As for my carbon footprint, I don’t give a flying flip.
Enjoy your farm...
Too long is inexcusable, but the too hot part is because they insist on using mesquite instead of a fruit wood, like civilized folks do.