Friday, February 12, 2010

Becoming vegetarian to save the environment? Think again...

It has often been claimed that avoiding red meat is beneficial to the environment, because it lowers emissions and less land is used to produce alternatives. 

But a study by Cranfield University, commissioned by WWF, the environmental group, found a substantial number of meat substitutes – such as soy, chickpeas and lentils – were more harmful to the environment because they were imported into Britain from overseas.

The study concluded: "A switch from beef and milk to highly refined livestock product analogues such as tofu could actually increase the quantity of arable land needed to supply the UK." More...

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  4. PETA: vegetarians have better sex!!!
  5. Environmentalists want to save the earth but not its people.

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