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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #81)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:43 PM

83. No, you need to read what that "worldwide diet" is. And then read this thread.

At no point did I say "you shouldn't eat meat at all". I'm saying that meat consumption produces more greenhouse gases than vegetable. With that fact, we can decide, individually or collectively, what we'll do about it. You haven't made a vague attempt to see what other people say. Your links (which only turned up in your last post - before that, you were making stuff up about "CO2 producing chemicals" ) agree that meat production produces more GHGs; they are arguing about the size of it.

Coleman's letter is just that - a letter from a livestock farmer. Not someone who has done any research, or shown any numbers. His implication that the ancient buffalo herds in North America were the equivalent of the world's current livestock are without any attempt at numbers, and is frankly ridiculous (he mentions 70 million buffalo; there are about 1000 million cattle in the world now - and imagine how many would be needed to give the whole world a western, or, god help us, American, diet). The research, in the 10 years after he wrote it, has continued to show that the GHGs from meat production are significantly worse that for vegetables.

You dismiss the research from the UN, and other reliable sources, as "strawmen". You are denying reality.

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