Since it has been running on Drudge and other major news channels for awhile, I'm sure that many of you have seen this article reporting on a study that recommends that if we want to minimize anthropogenic effects on the climate of our home planet, we should limit our consumption of meat. But given Chef Pardus' back to back posts on fowl butchery, I think it is well now to post it as a reminder that virtually everything we like to consume may contribute to global warming.
What ever happened to the good old days when all of the guilt associated with eating was rooted in moral, ethical and health concerns? Sigh.
Hey, I just had a brilliant idea (Leave now if you are in a literal state of mind)
We know that there are millions who will not voluntarily cut back on their meat consumption. We also know that there will be hundreds of thousands who will do so while feeling horribly guilty that every bite of meat they take might be contributing to the destruction of countless thousands who live in regions that are threatened by rising sea level etc. Why not take advantage of this create a company that contracts with people to not eat meat or feed meat to their pets? Then this company could sell "meat offset coupons" to meat eaters who want the meat without the guilt of believeing that they are causing coastal flooding and desertification?
Meat must be rationed to four portions a week, says report on climate change