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Save The Earth: Eat Less Meat

The New York Times printed an article yesterday about the impact of the livestock sector on greenhouse gas emissions.  I’ve talked about the environmental impact of meat being produced on an industrial scale before here at Simple Spoonful.  Check out the article and see what you think.  But remember–there is a great deal more to the health of the planet than just greenhouse gas emissions: soil, water, and air quality, for starters.

Also, if you haven’t already, stop by yesterday’s post to keep the comments coming about what you’d like to see featured here.  I’ve got some great input so far, and I’m looking forward to answering your questions.

Finally, stay tuned for the first installment in my response to the Mercatus study which attempts to dismiss the local food movement as a “marketing fad” and a “distraction from [...] real and serious issues.”  You can expect to see that sometime this weekend.  Happy Friday, all.

Thanks to Marion Nestle for the tip.

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  1. Noelle March 30th, 2009 4:20 pm

    Well I like meat, but I’m willing to give up meat for good to save the plantet! GO EARTH!

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