wendelina Posted July 3, 2014 Share Posted July 3, 2014 I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong topic. I admit that I could come up with no "good" place for it, so moderators, feel free to move it to a better home. I want to be a good global citizen. I try to do things to minimize the impact of my time on the earth: recycling, walking or taking mass transit more than driving, etc. One of the big areas where one can look at making changes is in food. I started supporting CSA's and local farmers for that reason: factory farming scares the daylights out of me, AND I'm convinced that it's awful for the environment. Sustainable farming just makes sense on so many levels. But then I see articles like http://vox.com/e/5629150, where it says that the highest carbon footprint of any diet is meat eaters. I also look at the sheer quantity of food that I eat now - piles of vegetables, meat or eggs at every meal, etc. - which is more food by volume than I've ever eaten at any time of my life. And I have to wonder: is doing what's right for my body bad for the planet? Am I eating more than "my fair share" of the bounty of the earth? (Yes, I know, I am sure the aforementioned article is mostly using factory farmed meat and the like, but the numbers are pretty drastic and it makes me wonder ... ) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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