“A new study calculates how much climate-warming pollution is created by food production, and red meat comes through as the worst offender.”
See These are the most climate-damaging foodsOMG! I love 8 of the ten foods listed:
- beef, – one of my favourites but we also love venison and have a year’s supply in the freezer
- lamb, – too greasy if you ask me
- butter, Yes! Love it on fresh bread, mashed potatoes, in cookies, on asparagus…
- shellfish, – Yes! I’ve collected mussels in the wild. Love the taste and productivity.
- cheese, – OMG! Yes! One of my favourite sinful foods.
- asparagus, – This vegetable actually enjoys living in my garden. It’s about the only vegetable I can reliably grow there, except lettuce.
- pork, – TLW loves pork chops and so do I. Ham is great too.
- veal, – Too expensive if you ask me.
- chicken, – Nice and easy to chew but rather tasteless compared to
- turkey – I would buy 12 when they are in season but TLW is not fond of it (Dry, she says.) and the freezer is not large enough.
I’m all for treating the environment kindly but when it comes to choice of food, I’ll stick with hammering infernal combustion vehicles as a source of CO2 we can live without. The CO2 produced in the production of cattle is absorbed by the grass they eat, after all. It’s recycled annually unlike fossil fuels which put CO2 in the bank millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed Earth. Unless we want an Earth where dinosaurs feel comfortable we should cut way back on burning fossil fuels. Asparagus is less expensive than beef when you grow it in your garden as I do but it’s hard to live on asparagus alone whereas beef will keep one well/overly nourished. Besides, I’m diabetic and I need lots of protein rather than carbohydrates to keep my internal chemistry in balance. So, I’ll continue to eat meat/cheese/shellfish, lots of it.