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Some Scientists Say That Without Cutting Meat Consumption in Half, the Planet Is Heading for a Crisis

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- 1693 days ago -
The production of beef is an extremely energy wasteful process. It takes roughly sixteen pound of grain to produce one pound of beef. The land requirements for generating animal products are also higher than for plants,

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Roseann d (178)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:54 am
A great reason to get welfare ranchers off our public lands and return wild horses to their rightful lands. Get on it BLM with knowledgeable humane horse people in charge instead.

Ben O (171)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:00 am
Don't blame me, I went vegetarian in 1975...

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:38 am
I agree 100%...and i stopped eating meat years ago. Some of my friends have also stopped eating meat and a couple others are considering it. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 4:00 am
Maybe, if everyone ate like Americans. The problem is everyone wants to eat like Americans, so maybe in the future this could be true, but for now. However, it probably does indicate that cows should be raised on grass, not corn.

Mike M (40)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 2:17 pm

Christine S (134)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 2:50 pm
I agree with Mike M!

ewoud k (68)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 2:51 pm
Just mathematics. Take a pencil, and in the end you'll just have to agree. We simply can't afford to go on like we live and eat right now.

Thanks Jill!

Julie P (154)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:32 pm
The water requirements are also a massive exploitation of dwindling resources.

"Excerpting and paraphrasing John Robbins:

Everywhere you look today, particularly in the western United States, people are seeking to conserve water. You see people washing their cars less often. People are installing low-flow showerheads and sink fixtures and low-flow toilets. You see people using drought-resistant landscaping. The vigilant turn off the water at the sink when brushing their teeth, except to rinse the brush, and when shaving, except to rinse the blade.
These measures are prudent and helpful, but all of them combined don't save anywhere near the amount of water you would save by shifting toward a plant-based diet.

The great Ogallala aquifer is the largest body of fresh water on Earth, and it lies underneath some of the richest farmland in the world -- the great American grain belt. But things are changing. The Ogallala is a fossil aquifer, which means the water in it is left from the melted glaciers of the last Ice Age. It's not like a reservoir or river, which are replenished regularly from rainfall. When the water in the aquifer is gone, it's gone.

More than 13 trillion gallons of water are taken from the aquifer every year, with the vast majority used to produce beef. More water is withdrawn from the Ogallala aquifer every year for beef production than is used to grow all the fruits and vegetables in the entire country. If we continue pumping out the Ogallala at current rates, it's only a matter of time before most of the wells in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico go dry, and portions of these states become scarcely habitable for human beings. This scenario is being predicted by many leading environmentalists."


Robert B (60)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:37 pm
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."...Albert Einstein

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:40 pm

Mike H (252)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:55 pm
Humans are worse than lemmings. We will keep partying on the Titanic until the ship is at the bottom of the ocean.

Danuta W (1249)
Monday September 30, 2013, 1:26 am

. (0)
Monday September 30, 2013, 2:42 am
Excellent article ! Merci ! Je partage...

Past Member (0)
Monday September 30, 2013, 5:34 am
Time for a change for the sake of ourselves and other lives

Ruth C (87)
Monday September 30, 2013, 6:09 am
I'm happy being a Vegan.
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