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?"
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