Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

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Jeremy Scherr Jeremy Scherr 3 days ago
Better practices may mitigate the problem, but entirely overcoming it is a violation of the second law of thermodynamics.
stevengrajeda stevengrajeda 3 hours ago

If you think eating less meat will improve pollution and reduce disease think again...

India, the country the eats the least amount of animal products, still has CVD as its leadi…

homebuilding homebuilding 8 hours ago

Before anyone concludes that a reduced meat/meat eliminated diet is all the good, do consider that many animals 'recycle' bio products that are inedible for humans

homebuilding homebuilding 8 hours ago

If this is really a 'save the planet' discussion, we need to talk about the relationship among these items:

transportation---far more efficiency is needed in fuel use. Rail is best, of course. We need to know if battery electric cars/trucks are always something to be pursued

Fuel choice--lots of land is being used to grow ethanol...beets have a tap root, require far less water--and, of course, are an edible vegetable (a far greater % of agricultural inputs end up as edible/useful calories, than with corn)

Protein--eating bugs on a large scale will be adopted in the western world long after other changes. A greater portion of fish in the diet is far more likely.....

So, how about an article on fish farming, using the waste heat from power plants--it's possible to do this in northern climates even in the severe winters (every electrical utility generating plant must get rid of their cooling waters)?

My guess is that these are under-utilized possibilities

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