Sunday, September 7, 2008

UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends that we eat less meat because

"of the huge greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems - including habitat destruction - associated with rearing cattle and other animals."

He goes on to say that it's easier to change eating habits than it is to change how we get about.

Yeah, right.

UN says eat less meat to curb global warming


Tags said...

That's just scratching the surface because they didn't even mention water pollution and dead spots in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

In Duplin County, NC alone, the pig factory farms contribute the equivalent waste of 10 cities the size of NYC.

At least that's what page 239 of Peter Kaminsky's "Pig Perfect" says.

Tags said...

The overwhelming majority of these farms are beholden to, you guessed it, Smithfield.

Thanks, Paula, keep up the good work.