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Papageno

Member Since 10 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2016 03:18 PM
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In Topic: CAGbag: Get your questions answered on CAGcast

13 September 2016 - 10:21 PM

Hey Cheapy, Wombat and Shipwreck been listening to you guys since pretty much the beginning (I know Shipwreck was a later addition).  Anyway, wanted to say, re: the "impossible burger" and finding ways to eat less meat generally-- the question isn't whether there are enough cows.  I like a good burger as much as the next person, and am not a vegan or even a vegetarian. Still, growing animals for their meat is pretty expensive resource-wise for the planet, because you have to first grow all the food (often using fossil fuels for fertilizers, machinery etc.) that the animals eat until they're slaughtered, get the food distributed to the places where the animals are bred/raised, etc.  By the time all the dust settles the energy inputs that go into feeding the animals end up being sometime crazy like up to 50 times greater than the food energy in calories (for beef cattle) that the people eating the meat end up consuming: http://www.news.corn...n-livestock-eat  Other animals/animal products are more economical.

 

Anyway, even if one doesn't go vegetarian, figures like that should make one think about at least eating less meat or less resource-intensive animal-based foods.

 

In other news, how about that Bioshock remaster? ;-)