Vegetarian and ‘healthy’ diets are more harmful to the environment
Carnegie Mellon study finds eating lettuce is more than three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon
Contrary to recent headlines — and a talk by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference — eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change.
In fact, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per calorie. Published in Environment Systems and Decisions, the study measured the changes in energy use, blue water footprint and GHG emissions associated with U.S. food consumption patterns.
“Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon,” said Paul Fischbeck, professor of social and decisions sciences and engineering and public policy. “Lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken.”
Now… disregarding whether global warming is real or not for a moment…
I find it highly amusing that leftest doom-sayers of “climate change” have kept telling us over and over to eat less meat, go veggie to save the world, and now a study comes out saying they are flipping worse than those of us that eat meat.
Solution. EVERYBODY STOP EATING RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE KILLING THE ENVIRONMENT BY EATING FOOD!!! snerk, ehehehehe