Lamb, beef, cheese top the charts for climate-change impact

Oct 13, 2011 Full story: Tualatin Times

Cattle grazing consumes vast tracts of land and soils rivers, but a tasty lamb chop, pound for pound, has a higher carbon footprint than steak.

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NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 15, 2011
As a major contributor to greenhouse emissions at around one seventh, food is one area of emissions research that should be scrutinized well.

Most of those emissions will be in growing the feed for livestock, consuming fuel for tractors, drying, etc.

However, it may not be the most cost effective place to focus on reductions. Both building insulation and electricity generation would be much more cost effective places to focus on.

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#2 Oct 15, 2011
Agree w/ your comment. SORRY, FOr some reason, I'm having post trouble, they are duplicating, and first I couldn't see them, I reinstalled flash? Not sure

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#4 Oct 15, 2011
I'm confused with the subject overall? Not sure what the point is? Climate change? I do understand the emmission angle, but this seems mountain of molehill
Northie

Spokane, WA

#5 Oct 16, 2011
spyder5157 wrote:
I'm confused with the subject overall? Not sure what the point is? Climate change? I do understand the emmission angle, but this seems mountain of molehill
I thought so as well, the first time I encountered the meat story. Seems just a little too much like something greenies would preach about, no?

However, it's true: livestock are a major source of greenhouse emissions, accounting for more than all of the transportation system, thanks largely to the fact that cattle are basically giant methane machines.

Meat production is also a huge drain on the food supply (it takes seven pounds of grain to produce a pound of beef), and the main driver of deforestation, which results in less carbon uptake.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0220/p03s01-uss...
plume drecker

Bayonne, NJ

#7 Oct 16, 2011
it looks LIKE LAMB, BEEF and CHEESE is on FOR TONIGHT'S DIN-DIN. LAMB CHOP'S w/CHEESE, MEGA-BURGERS w/CHEESE. SOME GRILLED CHEESE, w/BACON SANDWICH'S w/ GARLIC PICKLES.. and some YUMMY-YUMMY BLUE-BERRY CHEESE CAKE for DESERT. BURP.

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