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How Your Cereal Causes Climate Change
National Journal ^ | July 28, 20:31 GMT | Clare Foran

Posted on 07/28/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

One of the world's largest food companies says it's about to take a big bite out of global warming.

General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Wheaties, said Monday that it will set a target to limit air pollution throughout its entire supply chain next summer.

This marks the first time the food giant has pledged to measurably rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from its agricultural suppliers of ingredients like soy and sugarcane.

Environmental watchdogs say the effort is significant. According to Oxfam, air pollution created by the agricultural industry makes up a quarter of total greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide.

The targets will be unveiled in August 2015, at which point GM will announce when they will take effect. The standards will align with the goal of keeping a rise in global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius, a benchmark that scientists say is necessary to avoid the most devastating impacts of global warming.

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


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Weather
KEYWORDS: algore; chickenlittle; climatechange; corporateliberalism; generalmills; globalwarming; globalwarmingscam; globalwarmingscare; greenieweenies; hennypenny; junkscience; oxfam
General Mills must be aching to go bankrupt.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists

I saw a report just this morning that said sales of breakfast cereal is shrinking considerably.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
How Your Cereal Causes Climate Change

I wouldn't have thought that it could, but apparently it causes stupidity, so who knows?

3 posted on 07/28/2014 3:45:35 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Henceforth all General Mills employees will tested for the amount of CO2 they expel while breathing.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 3:47:49 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Still Thinking; a fool in paradise

It’s COLD cereal for crying out loud. jeesh


5 posted on 07/28/2014 3:47:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

I stopped eating cereal decades ago. It’s not substantial enough by itself for me to make it to lunch or do any physical work. It’s too bulky if you add it to something that is worth eating. Cereal is a total waste as a food product.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: All

I guess my caption of “Queer-Loving General Mills Embraces Chicken Little” didn’t sit well with the mods? Why the change?

What’s the deal boys??? You got a problem with the truth on General Mills and their Lucky Charms Gay and Lesbian crappola????


7 posted on 07/28/2014 3:52:02 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: GeronL
It’s COLD cereal for crying out loud. jeesh

Hey, you underestimate the mindset of LIBERALS. It is cold cereal that you have to take with milk. That leads to cows, which leads to passed gas. And they have already said one of the major causes of our doom is the methane passed from cows. So between the cooking of the cereal at the manufacturer and the f#rts of the cows, we are $%$%$% (I was going to say toast but that brings in coal, electricity, wheat, racist comments, etc., etc. I have learned my lesson) doomed.

That means we can only eat raw seaweed for breakfast. Yum Yum!!! (not).

8 posted on 07/28/2014 3:54:04 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

9 posted on 07/28/2014 3:54:40 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Up Yours Marxists

I think globull warming is contributed to by such steaming piles as this.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 3:55:57 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Maceman

I see I’m going to have to school you, son.

General Mill is pro gay. Pro gays embrace global warming. It’s all tied together in their marxist, pinko, commie world. They are tied together. Joined at the hips. Pigs in mud.

I’ll bet my retirement that every company that embraces this crap will be pro-gay. Watch.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists
Growing plants of all kinds absorbs CO2 so what's the problem?

12 posted on 07/28/2014 3:59:18 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


13 posted on 07/28/2014 3:59:54 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Gen.Blather

I agree - I live in Battle Creek - Kelloggs and Post make their cereal here. I don’t buy any of it — so expensive and it just makes me hungrier after eating it. Much better to make my own granola that is much more substantial. There is a lot of air pollution here, too, but also a nice smell when they are baking the frosted flakes ;)


14 posted on 07/28/2014 4:01:14 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Up Yours Marxists

I expect to see advertisements of Toucan Sam saying that clear-cutting the rainforest will lead to the rest of the rainforest being flooded. They will probably start having the Cookie Crisp mascot use “environmentally-friendly” means to steal the cookies from the kids.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 4:06:45 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Objective Scrutator
Gotta get those big wheels on the sedan to cross all those flooded streets in Detroit. Gorebull warming is coming...
16 posted on 07/28/2014 4:11:14 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: GeronL

LOL, very good!


17 posted on 07/28/2014 4:16:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: abclily
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?

Wait, if normal humans are less-than-specks, wouldn't that make Congressmembers less-than-less-than-less-than-less-than-less-than-less-than-specks? I mean, like speck feces?

18 posted on 07/28/2014 4:20:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Illegal aliens cause global warming. Their entire reason for coming to the US is specifically to increase their carbon foot print.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 4:28:16 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Nothing says Global Warning like a Detroit-area high in the 60s on July 28.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 4:35:11 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: cripplecreek

Perhaps that is because no one cares to spend $5.00 for a $2.00 box of cereal?


21 posted on 07/28/2014 4:36:50 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

They’ve been drinking the kool-aid.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 4:55:47 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: cripplecreek

I saw a report just this morning that said sales of breakfast cereal is shrinking considerably.”

You can’t eat cereal without milk and it has gone sky high. Also wonder how much is attributable to the fact that lots of schools are serving breakfast and lunch to kids, even though it’s summer and school isn’t in session.

I quit buying anything from General Mills sometime last year. My grandson loves Post grape nuts for breakfast though. Box of Grape nuts this last weekend was $3.99, up from $3.52 in just two weeks. Box says 20 ounces but they must be making the paper and lining heavier because it was only about 3/4ths full. Used my last $.75 off coupon so guess that’s it for the grape nuts.

Our Dollar Tree has 9 ounce Post shredded wheat and I bought all they had. Even that box has gotten a lot smaller but at least a couple of boxes gets me through a week.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 5:05:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

You will now be barraged with Green Cereal commercials. Wheaties, the cereal made for milk from fartless cows. Corn flakes grown with tractors powered by wind power. Fruit Loops produced at a Queer friendly plant by queers who disapprove of climate change. Boxes will be necessarily smaller and cost significantly more but that’s a small price to pay to be on the cutting edge of PC.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 5:57:54 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

I knew this day would come.

25 posted on 07/28/2014 6:44:56 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Up Yours Marxists
the food giant has pledged to measurably rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from its agricultural suppliers of ingredients like soy and sugarcane.

That doesn't make sense and is downright stupid.
I actually prefer cane sugar as a sweetener over corn based sweetener. Of course the fact that corn syrup is cheaper has nothing to do with it. < /sarc >

Soy based products are no longer PC? Who'dathought??

26 posted on 07/28/2014 7:45:07 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Dr.Deth

A condom in every box.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 7:48:58 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
What’s the deal boys??? You got a problem with the truth on General Mills and their Lucky Charms Gay and Lesbian crappola????

The mods frown upon changing the Headline when quoting a source for a variety of good reasons.

However, as a subtitle, under your comments, it is just as effective and aly ours!

: )

28 posted on 07/28/2014 7:52:11 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
I’ll bet my retirement that every company that embraces this crap will be pro-gay. Watch.

Works for me.
I can get along just fine without General Mills, thankyouverymuch. The pro-sodomy crowd can have 'em.

29 posted on 07/28/2014 8:00:16 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
General Mills must be aching to go bankrupt.

Probably - my thoughts were that the headline should read:

GENERAL MILLS TO ADD 20% TO COST OF DOING BUSINESS - WILL RAISE PRICES 35% TO COVER IT

30 posted on 07/29/2014 2:30:46 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: GeronL
Cold cereal experiencing a warming trend.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 6:35:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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