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Veggieworld: Why Eating Greens Won't Save the Planet ?


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Mathew
- 1366 days ago - newscientist.com
"In the developed world, the most effective way to reduce the environmental impact of diet, on a personal basis, is to become vegetarian or vegan," says Annette Pinner, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society in the UK...



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Sharon Balloch (132)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 11:32 am
We will need a million Johnny Appleseeds for a start..
 

Mack David (100)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 1:26 pm
Rational,reasonable and oh,so logical.
Touche'-Mathew.
:-)
 

Lois K. (24)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 5:32 pm
The real problem is that there are too many humans. What happens when a population of animals gets too large for the land to support? Right, Mother Nature finds a way to eliminate some of them. I shudder to think of the plagues and famines that await humanity in the near future.
 

Patricia Hernandez (26)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 8:54 pm
There will always be meat eaters, but in the future, may not be as now, so many people are converting to a vegan lifestyle. So, if the meat farms close up shop because of the demand is not as much, there will be another crisis among those industries. So, no matter what some companies thrive and others will disappear. More land will be needed for the crops. Too, bad we have to eat. :{ Seams like no matter what direction we go we are affecting someone or something in a not so positive way.
 

Mike H. (213)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 9:34 pm
I agree with Lois, there are too many people on this planet. I don't see an easy solution to limit population growth. Most people who are in a comfort zone don't really think beyond their immediate needs and wants. I will continue to be vegetarian and semi vegan because I believe it is the right thing to do. I don't think this world will come to a cataclysmic end soon. I just see the current trends leading toward this world becoming a much worse place for all surviving life.
 

Beng Kiat Low (128)
Wednesday July 21, 2010, 2:44 am
thanks
 

Bon L. (0)
Wednesday July 21, 2010, 6:58 am
Thanks for the article.
 

mr Crowley (23)
Wednesday July 21, 2010, 12:18 pm
interesting article, thanks!
 

Ann Eastman (32)
Wednesday July 21, 2010, 1:46 pm
What an eye-opener! Thanks for the article. Note that it does not dispute that disproportionately high levels of meat/dairy/eggs in a person's diet is unhealthy both for the person and the planet.
 

Margaret M. (0)
Wednesday July 21, 2010, 3:52 pm
thanks for adding this.
 

Sofia B. (5)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:15 am
Why do people always assume that there will be need for more land to grow crops for humans if they change to eating less or no meat?

Acres upon acres of land are used to grow soy and corn that is fed to factory farmed animals. If there are no more factory farms, that land can instead be used to grow crops that humans can eat (organic soy, beans, vegetables, fruits, ...). I do not have numbers, but considering the amount of soy needed to produce one pound of meat compared to the amount a human would need to eat to get an equivalent of nutrients, the amount of land needed to grow crops would actually lessen.

And there are studies done that show that sustainable, organic farming can produce as much or more food on the same amount of land as Monsanto crops do, without destroying all living things and diminishing top soil.
 

Sofia B. (5)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:18 am
Oh, but I do agree there are too many humans on Earth.
 
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