Just once I'd like to see someone complain about all the water it takes to
make one pound of tofu. Or explain how trail mix causes cancer. Or how
eating plants is the cruel destruction of another life form.
Anything done by normal Americans is always wrong, it seems, but alternative
diets or life styles never come under the microscope. I guess some people
will never get out of the 60's.
Feeling paranoid about a threat to a lifestyle that results in obesity
statistics that are sky high is no recommendation for a 'do nothing'
approach. Better to be stuck in the '60s when at least people were curious
and interested than to be stuck in concrete.
On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:10:32 -0500, Charlie wrote:
And during that same time period, that water also helped produce
nearly 14 tons of that lovely organic matter that seems so hard to
find for the poster in another thread, and leather, and in some
cases, milk, etc. etc.. The manure alone has a tremendous impact on
the reduction of those chemical based fertilizers so many on here
rightfully discourage use of.
One pointed question begets another: 2000 gallons of water worth
eliminating 14 tons of chemical fertilizer? Now how about if the
majority of that water is also given back?
We all have to eat and watering a cow provides that and quite a few
more beneficial by products, and the water is mostly returned, much
of it within that organic material.
Watering a lawn produces... more lawn.
Seems to me that the target of the article overshot the mark a bit.
Instead of pointing directly at the food supply as a major water
abuser, perhaps simply suggesting a few less flushes, showers, or
lawn sessions would be more appropriate unless the objective was
actually reducing meat consumption.
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