Carbon footprints of foods

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  1. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Shorter lifespan is also a plus for carbon footprint.
     
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    Since the only spoiler of Mother Earth is us, total annihilation would definitely save the World. But how do we still save the rest of the Animal Life, the innocent ones?
     
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    not sure how innocent creatures are that eat each other
     
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    3PriusMike Prius owner since 2000, Tesla M3 2018

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    I think it is OK if you run after them and catch them with no tools

    Mike
     
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    but that's what makes us king of the jungle :p
     
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    Animals know not either guilt nor innocence, but live totally by instinct. Carnivorous animals eat other animals only to survive. It’s natural for them. Almost every creature is either a predator or/and a victim. But all of them
    help to enrich the World ( unknowingly ) Whereas we, knowingly help destroy the World. We, the guardians of the World. Nothing like driving down an interstate, that was just picked up a few days ago and seeing new garbage building. Again. Our carbon footprint. Ca highways are pigpens. How’s your state?
     
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    Source: Impossible WHOPPER | BURGER KING®

    Our Impossible™ WHOPPER® Sandwich features a savory flame-grilled patty made from plants topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a soft sesame seed bun. 100% WHOPPER®, 0% Beef.

    A little pricey, a tastee sandwich:
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    Bob Wilson
     
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    our highways are fairly clean, daily chain gang

    but the highways are a bigger problem than the rubbish

    i must say, the human animal often does not understand the consequences of their actions
     
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    Sorry, but eating a fake meat burger that tastes like meat is like drinking non-alcoholic beer.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Start by not eating them.

    But then many of the ones we eat are actually products of our intervention. They may not survive if released into the wild, at worse, or have the impact of an invasive species, at best.

    Studies of house cats says otherwise.
    How much do cats actually kill? [Infographic] - The Oatmeal

    I couldn't tell the difference with all the fixin's. I understand White Castle has offered this product for years.
    The term plants includes yeast and/or fungus. The heme compound that is the reason why this substitute is so meat like isn't found in high enough amounts in plants. It is 'farmed' from a GMO yeast or fungus.
     
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    Lions in the wild kill for practice when there is plenty of food.
    Male lions kill the cubs of a pride they are taking over because of the wrong genes, not to eat.
    But I guess that is species survival not individual survival.
    And I guess you could call practice hunting survival too since it is easier to practice when you aren't hungry.

    Mike
     
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    Have you tried one? Try Beyond Famous Star also.

    I was skeptical at first, and have also not found an acceptable non-EtOH beer. But would argue Impossible and Beyond are not too shabby of imitations compared to prior vegan patty iterations.
     
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    something must be working, we've been getting a lot of anti kale, eat a hot dog advertising lately. reminds me of the old prius and gasser days
     
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    Like TV ads? Interesting. Haven’t seen those. Tyson and Nestle are getting in on the action, so they don’t want to miss out on this play.
     
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    radio is all i have seen, km hot dogs. sales must be down. if the anti meat thing catches on, oprah will wind up back in court :cool:
     
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    When I want beef, pork or chicken...that's what I eat. If I want a beer, I want to feel it. No poser here...end of story
     
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    i would love a great wine that you didn't 'feel'
     
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    According to a study published recently in JAMA, vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. The effect is largest with heart disease, significant with diabetes, and doesn't seem to affect cancer.

    So "end of story"? Yeah, about 8 years shorter life.

    Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds - WSJ
     
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    Beer and wine have too many carbs:
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    • Fat free
    • Low carbs
    Bob Wilson
     
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    Grilling makes me conscious of carbon emissions.

    I buy 20lb sacks of charcoal and sweep out x ounces of ash.

    Hmmm.
     
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