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(News.com.au)   The newest threat to our planet? Eating meat   (news.com.au) divider line 10
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2013-02-19 02:17:50 AM
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This isn't new, nor is it voodoo. When you look at the resources required to raise meat compared to what those same resources could be used for, simple math takes over. Especially when you look at factory farming and the sheer volume that goes into such operations. We're facing a very real threat of our food and water supplies suffering catastrophic breakdown, yet some of you have this weird identity complex tied into your animal consumption and any news that it might be bad is a virtual affront to your manhood. It is willful ignorance - "I enjoy it, so it cannot be bad!"

Hell, you don't even have to become a hippie, sissy vegetarian. You can still measure your dick by how much you spent on a BBQ grill and I promise I won't even call you a cliché. Just start making smart choices with what and how much you consume. Or, you know, ignore the dire warnings and keep eating hormone-laden crap from some huge feedlot 2-3 times a day. Because John Wayne would have wanted it that way.
2013-02-19 01:46:15 AM
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Your meat habits are killing the planetno. no it is not.
the planet is not dying. period.
nothing that the humans do will ever kill the planet.

please take your religion and shove it up your arse.
in fact, if you really think that humans ARE killing the planet, why are you still alive?
killing yourself would literally be the best thing that you could do for the planet.

/god I HATE these people. BRB going to eat some veal and release a couple of tons of co2
2013-02-19 10:42:44 AM
1 votes:
I'm not a vegetarian by any means, but there are a lot of people in this thread who sound stupid and fat.
2013-02-19 02:36:22 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: not eating a burger on even number days won't change a thing.


maybes yeah, maybeys no. The real point to organic farming methods is not to produce a more 'healthy' american, it's to produce a more healthy planet.
2013-02-19 02:33:21 AM
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swahnhennessy: Hell, you don't even have to become a hippie, sissy vegetarian.


damned straight. I'm a battle-scarred skinhead, but I'm not blinded my machismo as to the dangers of hyper-farming meat.

Saving the world isn't the reserve of hippies any more. It's everyone's civic duty to do their bit. Small things by every-day people, done on a large enough scale will genuinely make the world liveable for a future that doesn't have to include soylent green as it's only hope.

We have the options, it's within the easy reach for 1st world'rs. There isn't even that much in the way of change in lifestyle. Intellectual laziness and repetition of banal, age old, anti-hippy rhetoric, is no excuse any more.
2013-02-19 02:05:59 AM
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SpaceBison: No, I'm pretty sure it's the 7 billion or so people crowding this already overpopulated planet. Maybe we could offer free abortions and turn that into veal. That would be a win-win for everybody.


Honestly, I believe Soylent Green offers a hint at what humanity could do to curb overpopulation problems and feed itself. Simply put: cremation, donation, and fertilization.

We need to stop burying our dead. It's an archaic practice from a time with a poor understanding of death. Cremation needs to replace burial. Furthermore, every person cremated could be used to fertilize land, whether for farming, public property (i.e. National parks), or other places that could use it (i.e. Anywhere with arable soil).

Imagine all the land we could fertilize with the ashes of our dead. For example, we eat cattle, we die, our bodies get cremated, our ashes fertilize ground, grass grows from the nutrients our ashes supply, and cattle eat the grass. It's about time humanity returns to the circle of life.
2013-02-19 01:41:24 AM
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According to Dr Sutton our love of meat is not only selfish, it's  fatal.  Why? Well, it's an ugly picture. Apparently we eat significantly more meat than people who lived one to two generations before us. This demand for meat has doubled the amount of grain needed to feed the cattle. In order to keep up with this demand, farmers are relying on pesticide and fertilisers to speed up the grain production.  These fertilisers and pesticides are polluting our atmosphere and running into the ocean, killing off fish and even threatening the lifecycle of bees.

so don't eat beef because fertilizers and pesticides are killing bees. instead eat more vegetables...that use the fertilizers and pesticides that are killing bees.
2013-02-19 01:27:15 AM
1 votes:
I donate blood every two months and it is specially reserved for premature babies, I deserve to eat more cow in order to build my blood. Everyone else should stop eating so much meat however, I want cheap meat.
2013-02-19 12:40:36 AM
1 votes:
Bye, Earth. It's been a good run.
2013-02-19 12:29:59 AM
1 votes:
Why don't we eat other people, like Professor Mark Sutton?  I bet he tastes like bacon and ham.
 
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