Save the planet – Eat more Steak – Bacon and Eggs!

bbq steak A study published last month in the journal Environment Systems and Decisions, contradicts mounting evidence that meat farming is worse for the environment than growing fruits and vegetables.
* Following a mostly vegetarian diet has a more profound impact on climate change eating meat.

Paul Fischbeck, professor of social and decisions sciences and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon said “Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon. Lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken.”

Eating the so called “recommended healthier foods ”a mix of mostly vegetables fruits, dairy and seafood increased the environmental impact in all three categories, with energy use shooting up by 38 percent, water use increasing by 10 percent and Green House Gas(GHG) emissions increased by 6 percent.

Fischbeck said “there are plenty of protein and calorie rich vegan foods that have a lower environmental impact than bacon, beans and nuts and grains are good”
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12 responses to “Save the planet – Eat more Steak – Bacon and Eggs!

  1. I think people eating local meat in comparison with flown-in vegetables might be part of the reason why the latter lose some of their environmental credentials.

    As ‘deepsouthdigs’ said it is possibly methods used – and in the UK farmers are fighting back by opening their own shops, so they don’t get fleeced by the supermarkets (consumers who want cheap food at any cost).

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  2. It is after all about the quality of life lived over the quantity isn’t it? 😉 Live less, taste more!! Seriously, all in balance. The world will heal itself long after we have all destroyed ourselves.

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  3. I think it usually boils down to the methods that are used. Huge industrial farming is certainly not a good situation for the animals or the people, but smaller scale done right can actually improve the environment.

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  4. I enjoy my fruits and veggies, but I’ll never makes a good vegetarian that’s for sure!! Tell Simon682 to share some of that bacon!!!

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  5. Reblogged this on WrAnTz and commented:
    This is such good news. As a die-hard meat eater I was beginning to feel a tad guilty about not doing my part to help resolve the worlds climate issues.

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  6. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Pass the bacon please!

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