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Meat, dairy and rice production will bust 1.5C climate target, shows study.



  • Registered Users Posts: 415 ✭✭Coolcormack1979

    More vegan healthy not vegan

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭Worztron

    How about addressing the issues in the article instead of spouting anti-vegan bunk?

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."

  • Registered Users Posts: 496 ✭✭Antipathetic

    We desperately need more government funding towards research in the areas of precision fermentation and cellular agriculture.

    I see that as being the only way to address the climate crisis as people won't give up animal products willingly. So PFCA is the only alternative available plus it is vegan friendly as well. If your reason for being vegan is to be more environmental and prevent animal suffering.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭NeutralHandle

    Drilling holes to remove methane from the ground is a more direct and significant cause of methane emissions than cow burps. One leak last year was equivalent to 67 million running cars.

    I fully accept that excess meat consumption is a factor though. Meat shouldn't be cheap. It would be good to stop importing cheap Brazilian beef that has twice the environmental impact as Irish beef before you even account for clearing rainforests or shipping it around the world.

    Not sure what PFCA is, but tempeh (fermented soy) is the nicest vegetarian protein when prepared right, and super-nutritious. But knowing how to prepare it is an esoteric art for some reason. People eat **** tofu instead, or gungy seitan. I'd rate good tempeh as highly as any meat in terms of nutrition and taste.

    Knowledge about how to do vegetarianism healthily and enjoyably is a bit more obscure than it should be in general. Especially for people with high protein requirements.

    I can't conceive a vegetarian diet that a toddler would eat that would provide enough iron. But toddlers don't need to eat huge amounts of meat either.

  • Registered Users Posts: 788 ✭✭✭markmoto

    If the soil is depleted of minerals and use of pesticides cause a significant increase of mortality especially if you're on a vegan only diet.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭Worztron

    Do you care to reply with regard to the main topic of the linked article?

    On your comment, well that's far from certain. Also, look at the huge amount of land used to grow crops to feed to animals to feed to humans - that could be used to grow food for us instead.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."