Sunday, August 26, 2007

Food for Thought - Going Green isn't Easy

I got this via Groxx (a spin-off of "This Is True", which has readers submit interesting or unusual news stories).

Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’ (The Times)

Summary is that the food you eat has the highest Carbon Footprint of whatever you do, so to be green, forget the Prius, forget compact fluorescent light bulbs, buy local / grow your own, eat less beef, etc. Vegan, skinny coach potatoes, sans TV, have the least impact.

Of course, that's just from the Carbon Footprint POV, which doesn't take into air / water pollution, killing of species, etc.

But, it should make us think about what we eat, and how much.


Nava said...

"The ideal diet would consist of cereals and pulses"

mmmm... pulses.... may I have some more, please?

Rhonda said...

Funny thing,
Mark and I are taking a good look at how much we consume.
It's ugly Johnny but were changing.

MichaelBains said...

Regardless of what I'm not doing about it, I do dig that food, including, of all things!, water, is our biggest impactor on the environment.

Again regardless of me now, it's good to know about this kind of thing. Helps guide my choices going forward. Thx!

Nava said...


MichaelBains said...

CONGRATS on One Year Plus sans Smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earthceuticals said...

No doing what is right is rarely easy. It is easier to consume, waste and buy more... that is what we have been programmed to do.

Nava said...

Are you ever going to blog again? You're about to reach the 1-year anniversary of non-bloggage.

CherkyB said...

Happy belated-anniversary of the death of your blog.