Julia Whitty Wrote an article recently titled "Diet for a Warmer Planet" which made me think....a lot! She conceptualized a "hypothetical diet" to help save our planet here's why:
Excerpt: The Average American consumes 2200 pounds of food a year - that equals to about 1200-1700 calories more per day than most people need for personal or planetary health and as much as 7.6% of energy in the US is used to grow human fat.
Excerpt: A Cornell University study found that humans could cut out half of food energy usage just by reducing their meat and junk food consumption. Giving up just meat alone consumes 33% less in fossil fuels. Most interesting two facts in the article are as follows:
If every American cut just 1 serving of meat a week it would equal taking 5 million cars off the road.
One third of average caloric intake comes from junk food. A can of diet soda delivers 1 calorie of food energy at a cost of 2100 calories to make the drink and the can. (this doesn't even include transporting it and storing it)
I try to maintain a diet of locally raised natural meats and poultry in moderation but, I am no good on the junk food front......Steak and a Soda anyone?
Does anyone on Huddler modify their diet to be more enviromentally friendly?
Edited by pureshop - Thu, 01 Jan 2009 17:01:46 GMT