The U.S. Could Almost Meet Greenhouse-Gas Goals If Americans Made One Dietary Change

  • metta

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    Aug 15, 2017 4:55 AM GMT
    The U.S. Could Almost Meet Greenhouse-Gas Goals If Americans Made One Dietary Change

    http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a54871/us-greenhouse-gas-emission-goals-dietary-change/
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    Aug 15, 2017 1:26 PM GMT
    Hitler's food taster speaks of Führer's vegetarian diet:

    A woman who served as Adolf Hitler’s food taster has claimed that the Führer was a dedicated vegetarian.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/9859294/Hitlers-food-taster-speaks-of-Fuhrers-vegetarian-diet.html

  • Happenis

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    Aug 15, 2017 10:08 PM GMT
    metta saidThe U.S. Could Almost Meet Greenhouse-Gas Goals If Americans Made One Dietary Change

    http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a54871/us-greenhouse-gas-emission-goals-dietary-change/


    The article calls becoming a vegetarian/vegan to be a "fairly simple" change... yeah ok
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    Aug 15, 2017 10:56 PM GMT
    What about dairy cows? They produce a lot of gas, too. Do we also give up milk & cheese?
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    Aug 15, 2017 11:29 PM GMT
    Happenis said
    The article calls becoming a vegetarian/vegan to be a "fairly simple" change... yeah ok

    Anecdote: after my husband's triple bypass heart surgery, we went to see a new cardiologist. (We see all doctors together, whether he or I are the patient).

    So this new doctor starts lecturing about a healthy diet. OK, that's good. But then he says how what my husband should eat. "Don't eat anything that has a face." he orders (meaning something having eyes mouth, etc, an animal). "Well, what about fish?" I ask. "I thought those were beneficial for the heart."

    "No! He should only eat vegetables. And better if he becomes a Vegan."

    Well, I could see his Italian/Sicilian blood starting to boil. And I didn't like this doctor's condescending attitude. "Nothing with a face" indeed! Just say a vegetarian diet. I think we can comprehend that. We're not children!

    So I said back to the doctor: "Well, if he can't eat anything with a face, what if I wear a paper bag over my head?"

    Well, an awkward, shocked silence. I will not allow us to be treated liked children. I'm not intimdated by authority figures. I don't care who you are.

    Oddly enough, we liked this doctor's medical competence, after he learned not to mess with us, or talk down to us. We even referred my husband's older older brother to him, for his annual vacation stays here in South Florida from Boston. My husband is still seeing him. I don't know what it is - 5 or 6 years later?

    As for my husband, his diet is still awful. Trying to get an Italian/Sicilan to change his life-long eating habits is like trying to take a bone away from a bulldog. I've maybe got him eating a bit healthier, I don't wanna lose him. But I can't undo his culture & heritage.
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    Aug 16, 2017 2:08 AM GMT
    metta saidThe U.S. Could Almost Meet Greenhouse-Gas Goals If Americans Made One Dietary Change

    http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a54871/us-greenhouse-gas-emission-goals-dietary-change/


    They talk about giving up eating beef and then they show some Holsteins in the headline? The authors of this piece are suspect.

    Holstein cow (dairy):
    Holstein+Friesian.jpg

    Hereford steer (beef)
    DSC_0546_13.jpg




  • PennsyGuy

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    Aug 16, 2017 1:32 PM GMT
    art_deco said
    Happenis said
    The article calls becoming a vegetarian/vegan to be a "fairly simple" change... yeah ok

    Anecdote: after my husband's triple bypass heart surgery, we went to see a new cardiologist. (We see all doctors together, whether he or I are the patient).

    So this new doctor starts lecturing about a healthy diet. OK, that's good. But then he says how what my husband should eat. "Don't eat anything that has a face." he orders (meaning something having eyes mouth, etc, an animal). "Well, what about fish?" I ask. "I thought those were beneficial for the heart."

    "No! He should only eat vegetables. And better if he becomes a Vegan."

    Well, I could see his Italian/Sicilian blood starting to boil. And I didn't like this doctor's condescending attitude. "Nothing with a face" indeed! Just say a vegetarian diet. I think we can comprehend that. We're not children!

    So I said back to the doctor: "Well, if he can't eat anything with a face, what if I wear a paper bag over my head?"

    Well, an awkward, shocked silence. I will not allow us to be treated liked children. I'm not intimdated by authority figures. I don't care who you are.

    Oddly enough, we liked this doctor's medical competence, after he learned not to mess with us, or talk down to us. We even referred my husband's older older brother to him, for his annual vacation stays here in South Florida from Boston. My husband is still seeing him. I don't know what it is - 5 or 6 years later?

    As for my husband, his diet is still awful. Trying to get an Italian/Sicilan to change his life-long eating habits is like trying to take a bone away from a bulldog. I've maybe got him eating a bit healthier, I don't wanna lose him. But I can't undo his culture & heritage.




    You are not married. He is not your husband. Stop lying about it.

    Stop stereotyping Italians. It's disgusting and offensive.

  • transient

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    Aug 16, 2017 2:58 PM GMT
    Happenis said
    metta saidThe U.S. Could Almost Meet Greenhouse-Gas Goals If Americans Made One Dietary Change

    http://www.delish.com/food-news/news/a54871/us-greenhouse-gas-emission-goals-dietary-change/


    The article calls becoming a vegetarian/vegan to be a "fairly simple" change... yeah ok


    If its a conscious decision, its fairly easy.

    What makes you think otherwise?
  • transient

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    Aug 16, 2017 3:01 PM GMT
    We as a race can easily change the world in a multitude of facets.

    Its really simple......eat meat once a week if you feel you need to eat any.

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    Aug 18, 2017 4:24 AM GMT
    People are picky about the food that they eat.
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    Aug 18, 2017 2:30 PM GMT
    Diabro saidPeople are picky about the food that they eat.


    People with choices are picky.

    Most people have less choices.

    'Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.'
    https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-global-poverty

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    Aug 18, 2017 5:56 PM GMT
    Diabro saidPeople are picky about the food that they eat.

    I like my faces removed.
    But then I'm also a second hand vegetarian. Cows eat grass, and I eat cows.
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    Aug 18, 2017 5:57 PM GMT
    transient said
    Diabro saidPeople are picky about the food that they eat.


    People with choices are picky.

    Most people have less choices.

    'Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.'
    https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-global-poverty


    Heaven's to Murgatroyd, Pickle Me grandmother.
    All that irresponsible breeding, by hetrosexuals and bisexuals.