The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bob Linden World Watch Institute Want to stop global warming? Go Vegan

Bob Linden calls for the City of San Francisco to ban meat!

He says this not only to be humane to animals, and to be healthier for humans, but also for the environment. Below, find the first paragraph of this new World findings reported in an article by them. Below that, entreat yourself to a podcast of Bob Linden's show aired on every Saturday morning at 9AM Pacific Time, or you will see podcasts at that station and on Bob's own site.

Whenever the causes of climate change are discussed, fossil
fuels top the list.Oil, natural gas, and especially coal are indeed
major sources of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide
(CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). But we believe that
the life cycle and supply chain of domesticated animals raised
for food have been vastly underestimated as a source of GHGs,
and in fact account for at least half of all human-caused
GHGs. If this argument is right, it implies that replacing livestock
products with better alternatives would be the best strategy
for reversing climate change. In fact, this approach would
have far more rapid effects on GHG emissions and their
atmospheric concentrations—and thus on the rate the climate
is warming—than actions to replace fossil fuels with
renewable energy.