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Veggie For A Day - 8th September 2008

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Veggie For A Day - 8th September 2008 Reply with quote

A leading UN expert has said people should eat less red meat if they want to help combat the effects of climate change.

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I made myself a Vegetable Curry tonight. All the Veg was from the Supermarket and not organic!!! ( Oh Janey Lee Grace wont be pleased ) Laughing

So will I be pasty in the morning, or look even healthy if I continue to eat just Veg once a week? Or could I S*** through the eye of a needle in the morning? Laughing

Being sensible, I think it is a good idea to cut out Meat once a week?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very easy to spend days not eating meat - as I've discovered from having 2 vegetarian girlfriends in a row!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... I'm sure there's a joke there somewhere Ian.. Razz

I noticed Jeremy questioning whether people would actually eat meat 6 days a week.. that made me think, Confused I probably do..
Is this nomal?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't cows vegetarian, spending their days cropping the grass? Wasn't there some concern recently about how much methane they emit? Perhaps veggies should eat meat once a week to save the planet!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still omnivore but my mother was latterly a vegan and remained in first-class health until shortly before her death at 82.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Aren't cows vegetarian, spending their days cropping the grass? Wasn't there some concern recently about how much methane they emit? Perhaps veggies should eat meat once a week to save the planet!!

On the other hand, if meat-eaters went vegetarian the cows wouldn't be reared and the planet would be saved (more fields for crops and trees too, which will help the environment and bring down food prices).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a farmer in Devon- who is feeding cows with a special diet that makes them emit less than half the gasses of other cows- surely that's a much better way of reducing the impact of the gasses without reducing the food supply.

The answer to global warming is very simple - replace the rainforests. Everyone talks of more carbon in the atmosphere but there is no more carbon than there ever was or will be - it's just there is less oxygen in the atmosphere - so the carbon content looks higher as a percentage. The reduced areas of rain forest are also the reason why it's raining more here - rain forests are called that because they ( through transpiration) make it rain. Take away the rain forest- no transpiration - no rain - hence more water vapour left in the high atmophere which ends up raining on us..... If I were in charge - I'd plant 1000s of square miles of rainforest in the Austrialian outback - plant trees, it will rain, and make lots of oxygen ... yummy - we stay alive. We eat meat everyday - it's important to have a balanced diet.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: Veggie For A Day - 8th September 2008 Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
A leading UN expert has said people should eat less red meat if they want to help combat the effects of climate change.


And guess what - he's a vegetarian Rolling Eyes

I'm not sure about planting rainforest in the Australian outback, because it will take some years to "produce" the rain conditions, and they'll have died long before through the drought and lack of water anywhere near to sustain them - Australia has a severe water shortage, even round the coastal rim. But it does need to be replanted back where it belongs, in the Amazon and other tropical areas which have been cleared, and even here; I have been amazed to find that in areas which suffered forest fires in drier summers, no attempt has been made to replant.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a real moment of clarity last night- all about how to save the world ... but I was half asleep and now I can't remember what it was .. .. 'll try to recapture the thoughts and post them later... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
It's very easy to spend days not eating meat - as I've discovered from having 2 vegetarian girlfriends in a row!



Were they meaty or Green? Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Veggie For A Day - 8th September 2008 Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:


I'm not sure about planting rainforest in the Australian outback, .......But it does need to be replanted back where it belongs....


Interestingly when we were there a few years ago they had a problem that where the trees had been felled in the past it had allowed the water table to rise (presumably the trees used the water and kept it lower) which had brought salt to the surface so before long they won't be able to grow anything unless it's salt tolerant Rolling Eyes
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