Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Uh-oh--eat right and make greenhouse gases worse

You can't win. Face it. Even if you buy into global climate fickleness (or whatever), what to do?

Researchers at the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems says if we all ate what the Dept of Ag says to, greenhouse gases would increase.

12%!

Check out the Sept 5, 2014, Journal of Industrial Ecology.

In the 2010 dietary guidelines, Americans should eat more veggies, fruit and whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy and seafood.

Implied--less meat.

But even if we ate less meat, increases in the others would increase emissions.

Also--throwing out food (say in lunchrooms) is equivalent to adding 33 million passenger vehicles to the roads.

I have to lie down now. To conserve energy. Not eating seems to be the only answer.

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