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Monday, October 26, 2009

Just another meat-free Monday

Something I learned:

A vegan who drives a regular gas-guzzler is more eco-friendly than a meat-eater who drives a hybrid. Seriously. Saw it on a Eco Solutions on CNN. They even cited the study that backs this claim, but I wasn’t able to take note. My bad.

So anyway, if I remember the segment right, carbon emissions from vehicles account for 3% of greenhouse gases, while methane from livestock (i.e., the bad stuff that cows belch—yep, belch, not fart) makes up a whopping 20% of greenhouse gases! (Hmmm...I'm not sure though if this includes the carbon emissions from meat processing, or just methane.)

Which means, we’ll help Motha Earth more by reducing the amount of meat we eat than by switching to an earth-friendly car. (Bye-bye, dreams of owning a Prius!) We don’t even have to quit meat cold, uh, turkey—even going meatless once a week would help immensely, hence the whole Meat-Free Monday campaign, supported by no less than Sir Paul McCartney. Why Monday? People may have binged on red meat over the weekend, and would be much more inclined to atone on Mondays. Ah.

So let’s try giving up Bessie once a week. Just think of it as Lent the whole year through!

Tuna fish don't belch, do they?



  • At 8:28 AM , Blogger moonpool said...

    Wow? That's interesting.

    I saw an episode of Mad Labs on Nat Geo where they were trying to record the sound of fish either burping or farting... I forget. It was so funny.

  • At 9:46 AM , Blogger Tisha said...

    Hahaha. And they get paid to do that. Hahaha.


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