I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
Excellent point. Most of the foods beloved of vegans and vegetarians are imported, and as such they have a high carbon footprint.- Until you factor in the sources of most of the novel and/or tastier vegetarian ingredients - quinoa, tofu, bananas, avocados, couscous etc. - and remember that another “wing” of the Green movement wants to ban all transport other than by rail.
The full-spectrum solution (in the minds of the people driving all this pish) is for us to be reduced to eating only locally-sourced, organic produce that’s in season. Rather unappealing in the UK.
If we were to abandon meat altogether, that wouldn't mean all of the land used for grazing would be suitable for growing crops on (I mean, where do you normally find sheep - on hillsides with poor soil).
In fact, in the search for fertile land, large areas would have to be deforested to provide enough land that would be suitable for growing crops.
This is a complete no-no, but I'm sure some zealot would attempt to justify it.