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Happy Earth Day – Stop Eating Meat

But seriously, if you insist on eating meat then try to get it from a chicken. Beef is complicated for a lot of reasons: first it’s got to be not from Brazil (that’s the hamburger destroying an acre of rainforest a day), then even if you are getting it locally it’s probably being fed with imported or genetically modified grain (the kind distributed by agribusinesses); the best you can do is regional grass-fed. Is that really worth the price and effort?

It takes 370 gallons of water to produce one pound of rice and 3,434 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. And we’re currently at a point where countries are importing water; it’s expected that by 2020 we’ll have a global water shortage. (from ‘You Are Here,’ Thomas Kostigen)

Go eat a damn veggieburger already. (Garden Burger brand’s good; Boca Burgers are disgusting.) Better yet, go buy an Indian cookbook and discover that not every delicious dish has to be made with meat or a meat substitute!

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4 responses

  1. I really like the blog, it so happens that we share a similar sense of humor!

    27 April 2010 at 5.52 pm

  2. The most prudent course of action should be to invest in water distilleries. :D

    29 April 2010 at 3.00 pm

  3. Public Frenemy

    This comic made me think of a great book I just read that came out a few months ago — Diet for a Hot Planet by Anne Lappe. It’s a really in-depth look at the connections between industrial food systems and climate change. Obviously, the best thing you can do to make a difference on a personal level is to go veggie.

    17 May 2010 at 11.54 pm

  4. @Public Frenemy
    Awesome, thanks! I will add it to my booklist.

    17 May 2010 at 11.56 pm

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