Save the world by eating less meat...

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brower47
brower47 Posts: 16,356 Member
http://bighealthreport.com/16468/feds-urge-eating-less-meat-to-fight-climate-change/

"A federal advisory committee this week urged that the government’s next generation of dietary guidelines for the first time take into account environmental factors, specifically recommending more fruits and vegetables and less meats.

“Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact (GHG emissions and energy, land, and water use) than is the current average U.S. diet,” the U.S. 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommended in a wide-ranging report."
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  • Need2Exerc1se
    Need2Exerc1se Posts: 13,575 Member
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    I'm trying to eat less everything, so okay.
  • _John_
    _John_ Posts: 8,641 Member
    edited February 2015
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    make plant protein taste better and fit my damn macros and I'll consider it.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,867 Member
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    The world is beyond saving and the human race in particular is doomed. I'm actually a little surprised we're still here. So long as I'm here, I will have steak.
  • bodyzen
    bodyzen Posts: 122 Member
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    I love plants! <3 Eat green, eat clean! ;)
  • deksgrl
    deksgrl Posts: 7,237 Member
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    Save the rainforest, eat more meat!
  • Holly_Roman_Empire
    Holly_Roman_Empire Posts: 4,440 Member
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    I'm trying to eat less everything, so okay.

    I'll take this approach as well.
  • ScottyNoHotty
    ScottyNoHotty Posts: 1,957 Member
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    hmmm......guess we don't need those pesky canine teeth then......
  • Chain_Ring
    Chain_Ring Posts: 753 Member
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    I like both. I think I'll eat both. Except for tomatoes, I hate them.
  • SarcasmIsMyLoveLanguage
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    herrspoons wrote: »
    Great. So we eat more plants, live longer, produce more children and inflict yet more of the most destructive species the world has ever seen on it. That'll be super awesome for the environment!

    Alternatively, we could just eat a balanced diet and breed less.
    Your common sense is not welcome here

  • Mrsallen6_11
    Mrsallen6_11 Posts: 416 Member
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    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    So long as I'm here, I will have steak.

    Ditto.

    Does hunting for (most of) my food count as eating clean?

    Just curious.
  • MiloBloom83
    MiloBloom83 Posts: 2,724 Member
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    How about...no.
  • Holly_Roman_Empire
    Holly_Roman_Empire Posts: 4,440 Member
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    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    So long as I'm here, I will have steak.

    Ditto.

    Does hunting for (most of) my food count as eating clean?

    Just curious.

    Completely off topic, but I love your profile pic. Beautiful dress. :flowerforyou:
  • Need2Exerc1se
    Need2Exerc1se Posts: 13,575 Member
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    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    So long as I'm here, I will have steak.

    Ditto.

    Does hunting for (most of) my food count as eating clean?

    Just curious.

    It would depend on whose definition you are using, but usually yes.
  • Mrsallen6_11
    Mrsallen6_11 Posts: 416 Member
    edited February 2015
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    Thanks @holldubs85
  • freqzinbigd
    freqzinbigd Posts: 56 Member
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    These are the same people that told us that eggs were going to kill us for the last 3 or 4 decades, right?
  • rachsoderberg
    rachsoderberg Posts: 55 Member
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    I couldn't live without meat. Can only eat so many beans.
  • HappyAnna2014
    HappyAnna2014 Posts: 214 Member
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    Amen! I am vegetarian, almost vegan. And oddly enough, I eat more protein than I did when I was a meat-eater...but my doctor says my heart is healthier. <3
  • jessupbrady
    jessupbrady Posts: 508 Member
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    I am curious how does it impact the environment less?
    Also curious as to who was funding the committee as well.

    Either a plant dies or an animal dies - either way I'm eating and either way land is needed.
  • cityruss
    cityruss Posts: 2,493 Member
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    No.
  • Mrsallen6_11
    Mrsallen6_11 Posts: 416 Member
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    It would depend on whose definition you are using, but usually yes.

    Didn't think someone would actually take me seriously, but thanks.