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Totally off topic: environmental impact of eating meat
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Totally off topic: environmental impact of eating meat
- From: Jade Rubick <jade at rubick_com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 10:02:31 -0800
- In-reply-to: <200303021046.h22AkMRY004987 at otter_actwin.com>
Just for fun, look at it this way (I'm being a devil's advocate):
There is a particular maximum human population on this planet, a
"maximum carrying capacity".
Vegetarians argue that you can increase the maximum human population by
eating vegetables instead of meat. After all, you can grow much more
food per acre if you're growing vegetables than if you're feeding it to
animals you eat. It's just more efficient.
So by being a vegetarian, you can increase the total human population
of the planet.
But environmentally, which is worse for the environment, chickens and
cows, or human beings? Who destroys our ecosystem more?
Perhaps we should be eating as much meat as possible.
Tongue in cheek,
> From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> I think on a environmental platform eating less meat is good and much
> for everyone. It takes far more resources to raise meat than it does
> If we want more humans on the planet, this change will have to occur.
> is generally pretty wasteful. I like some of it and all, but I don't
> for it a lot.