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08-04-2015, 03:57 PM
RE: Veganism better for the planet?
Absolutely, 100% agreed.
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08-04-2015, 04:12 PM (This post was last modified: 08-04-2015 04:30 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Veganism better for the planet?
(06-04-2015 10:41 AM)One Above All Wrote:  
(06-04-2015 10:29 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Holy shit, please tell me you're a dumb city dwelling American because that I could somewhat understand, though not forgive, as to why the level of retardedness of this line was so astronomical.

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The first time earmuffs called me an idiot! I must make a note of this.

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(06-04-2015 02:39 PM)yakherder Wrote:  If we could get over that irrational aversion to cannibalism, we could do away with factory farming and solve overpopulation simultaneously.

Stay away from the brains.

(05-04-2015 06:44 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  So i came across an article that said Veganism is better for the planet and that if every one going vegan would help the earth and what not. I have a feeling there is something wrong with this.

Not just an article. But a real federally funded report made by real scitists and shit. Big Grin

Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact (GHG emissions and energy, land, and water use) than is the current average U.S. diet.

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08-04-2015, 05:05 PM
RE: Veganism better for the planet?
(08-04-2015 04:12 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(06-04-2015 10:41 AM)One Above All Wrote:  :O
The first time earmuffs called me an idiot! I must make a note of this.

It doesn't count until he calls you a stupid cunt.

Aww. Sad

(08-04-2015 04:12 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Stay away from the brains.

(05-04-2015 06:44 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  So i came across an article that said Veganism is better for the planet and that if every one going vegan would help the earth and what not. I have a feeling there is something wrong with this.

Not just an article. But a real federally funded report made by real scitists and shit. Big Grin

Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact (GHG emissions and energy, land, and water use) than is the current average U.S. diet.

Emphasis on "average U.S. diet". Given that roughly one third of US citizens are obese (that's "obese"; not "big boned", and it's probably not genetic), I'm kinda thinking it's not a good argument for vegetarianism or veganism as being healthier than a balanced omnivore/natural diet (yes, omnivore is the natural diet for our species).

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08-04-2015, 05:08 PM
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(08-04-2015 05:05 PM)One Above All Wrote:  Emphasis on "average U.S. diet". Given that roughly one third of US citizens are obese (that's "obese"; not "big boned", and it's probably not genetic), I'm kinda thinking it's not a good argument for vegetarianism or veganism as being healthier than a balanced omnivore/natural diet (yes, omnivore is the natural diet for our species).

Yup. The food scientists agree with you. Next sentence in the report is "A diet that is more environmentally sustainable than the average U.S. diet can be achieved without excluding any food groups."

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08-04-2015, 05:10 PM
RE: Veganism better for the planet?
(08-04-2015 04:12 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(06-04-2015 10:41 AM)One Above All Wrote:  :O
The first time earmuffs called me an idiot! I must make a note of this.

It doesn't count until he calls you a stupid cunt.

(06-04-2015 02:39 PM)yakherder Wrote:  If we could get over that irrational aversion to cannibalism, we could do away with factory farming and solve overpopulation simultaneously.

Stay away from the brains.



(05-04-2015 06:44 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  So i came across an article that said Veganism is better for the planet and that if every one going vegan would help the earth and what not. I have a feeling there is something wrong with this.

Not just an article. But a real federally funded report made by real scitists and shit. Big Grin

Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact (GHG emissions and energy, land, and water use) than is the current average U.S. diet.

But what about bugs.

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08-04-2015, 05:11 PM
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(08-04-2015 05:08 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(08-04-2015 05:05 PM)One Above All Wrote:  Emphasis on "average U.S. diet". Given that roughly one third of US citizens are obese (that's "obese"; not "big boned", and it's probably not genetic), I'm kinda thinking it's not a good argument for vegetarianism or veganism as being healthier than a balanced omnivore/natural diet (yes, omnivore is the natural diet for our species).

Yup. The food scientists agree with you. Next sentence in the report is "A diet that is more environmentally sustainable than the average U.S. diet can be achieved without excluding any food groups."

The first step is to include all the food groups, rather than just steak and barbecue sauce. Tongue

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08-04-2015, 05:15 PM
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(08-04-2015 05:10 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  But what about bugs.

Bugs are the "food of the future", according to what I've read, precisely because you need about 1L of water per kilo of bugs. Additionally nearly 100% of bugs is edible.
Makes me glad I live in the past.

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08-04-2015, 05:15 PM (This post was last modified: 08-04-2015 05:32 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(08-04-2015 05:10 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  But what about bugs.

For that my fine young feathered friend I refer you to the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. USDA has yet to promote entomophagy because 'Murcans think bugs are yucky instead of tasty. Every 13 and 17 years in Maryland we get a brood of cicadas that is so thick I use a snow shovel to clear them off my driveway.

I eat them alive in season and stick them by the trashbug full in my freezer because ... well, [Image: winter.jpg]

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08-04-2015, 05:18 PM
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(08-04-2015 05:15 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(08-04-2015 05:10 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  But what about bugs.

For that my fine young feathered friend I refer you to the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. USDA has yet to promote entomophagy because 'Murcans think bugs are yucky instead of tasty.

Bugs are disgusting. Then again, so is (some) meat.

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08-04-2015, 05:58 PM
Veganism better for the planet?
Fuck bugs. Let's just eat all the poor people.
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