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 Post subject: World Preservation Foundation: Go Vegan, Stop Climate Change
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:12 pm 
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I just saw this pdf from the World Preservation Foundation linked from a James McWilliams article (he's on fire lately!). It says going vegan is the quickest, cheapest, easiest way to combat climate change. And it says that switching to organic/local/grass-fed meat just won't do much. And it's full of awesome graphs. The only downside is that the writing is a bit stuffy.

http://www.worldpreservationfoundation. ... Change.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: World Preservation Foundation: Go Vegan, Stop Climate Ch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:38 pm 
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this is so awesome! one of my favorite parts was "a vegan diet reduces emissions 7 times more than local eating."

it's not that i'm going to stop eating locally, but i have heard from several vegetarian and vegan friends who've started eating non-human animals say "well, we eat locally now - it's so much better for the earth than veganism anyways!"

now i have proof that it's not.

ha!

veganism for the win!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:45 pm 
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I saw this on vegansaurus. Take that local meat!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:05 pm 
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The Crummy Curmudgeon™ says: it's nice that more outlets are putting out this message, but no one cared about all the previous studies saying the same thing.

Join us next week when the Crummy Curmudgeon™ says: Oh, why bother?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:13 pm 
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Footie, you would really like James McWilliam's piece (and probably everything else he's ever written): http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/11/16/ ... -not-cows/


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mollyjade wrote:
Footie, you would really like James McWilliam's piece (and probably everything else he's ever written): http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/11/16/ ... -not-cows/


I am going to read it!

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The pro-meat comments there just baffle me. Someone just told you something powerful you yourself can do to contribute to the world you say you want to see. And you argue with it!

"But, but...! Come on, think! There's got to be some way I can get off the hook and keep eating meat and cheese! Think!"

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 Post subject: Re: World Preservation Foundation: Go Vegan, Stop Climate Ch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:57 pm 
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just a comment that the slight decrease in greenhouse gas production for organic vegan vs conventional vegan was due to massaging of the scenarios.

the original source for these numbers is not as enthusaistic about organic.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/ger ... 54,00.html

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But, in Foodwatch's assessment of the results of the IOEW study, organic agriculture is also not nearly as climate-friendly as many consumers believe. A complete conversion to climate-optimized organic farming, which requires more land, would reduce emissions by about 20 percent.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:42 am 
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the original article and the freakanomics piece are great, thanks for sharing!

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