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Daniel Barker (35)
Tuesday November 13, 2007, 12:57 pm
We can design homes to be efficient. We can practice family planning. I have no children and plan on one child and adoption. We can eat flextitarian, about eight ounces of meat a month.

Cindy S (5)
Tuesday November 13, 2007, 6:18 pm
Yes, and there is lots more we can do that the extinct dinosaurs couldn't do (and the present energy and resource dinosaurs won't be able to, either).

Thanks to everyone who noted this entry. The steering Committee is open to all concerned individuals and you don't have to be an expert to join in. There is a new page at the site which includes Wiki links to most focus areas for a brief introduction. It's a good start!

Cindy S (5)
Wednesday November 14, 2007, 5:48 pm
For anyone who might be unfamiliar with the term Flexitarianism, a brief intro from wikipedia follows.
Flexitarianism makes sense because each year we slaughter

-- 45,895 million (45.9 billion) chickens
-- 2,262 million (2.3 billion) ducks
-- 1,244 million (1.2 billion) pigs
-- 857 million rabbits
-- 691 million turkeys
-- 533 million geese
-- 515 million sheep
-- 345 million goats
-- 292 million cows and calves (for beef and veal)
-- 65 million other rodents (not including rabbits)
-- 63 million pigeons and other birds
-- 23 million buffalo
-- 4 million horses
-- 3 million donkeys and mules
-- 2 million camels (and other camelids)
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To get the *real* figures, add about 40 percent to the FAO numbers above; for the 2007 stats add another 8-10 percent!

Flexitarianism is a term used in the United States to describe the practice of eating mainly vegetarian food, but making occasional exceptions for social, pragmatic, cultural, or nutritional reasons. Flexitarians may eat meat and/or other animal products sometimes. For example, a flexitarian might make only vegetarian dishes at home, but eat dishes including meat or fish at the home of family or friends. There is a wide range in the circumstances and outer boundaries of their dietary practices, which resist easy classification. The term semi-vegetarianism is sometimes also used to convey roughly the same meaning as flexitarianism.
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