Greening the planet, carbon footprint?Eeh gads! More AGENDA driven
articles in the Deseret News.Make mine a medium rare T-bone steak
with buttered mushrooms, fries on the side and a JUMBO Coke to top it off.If I'm gonna die at 50, I want to go out happy and content.
It doesn't make any sense what eating meat and going green have to do with the
planets environment. Unless he means that the foliage of plants is green. Even
plants have to have fertilizer and that comes from animals so they have a long
standing relationship to each other where one helps the other. Cows eat plants,
cows nourish plants.It's not so much a dietary problem with
Americans health. Its what adulterations our food supply goes through from
genetic manufacture of seed, to growing, to processing, to preparation for
storage, and preparing for consumption that have made Americans unhealthy. No
where else in the world is food so adulterated and unhealthy as it is right here
in the US. We may be able to grow and stuff ones belly with more food than any
other nation, but it takes tons more food the get the nutrients from food that
our bodies need. The inedible adulterated parts of out dietary intake goes to
fat and obesity.Even farm fresh has little food that hasn't been
adulterated as seed and hormones to propel growth beyond reasonable animal
endurance's. Want healthy eating? Check the food supply first.
This is an excellent article. Early this year, I decided to take personal
responsibility for my own health, and I started eating in a way that would
support good health. I don't know how long I'll live, but I know I will feel
better every day, have more energy for the things I want to do in my life, and
be less of a burden to our struggling health-care system. It's time
to start acting like adults, not self-indulgent children. We know what we ought
to do to take care of our bodies and our world. It just takes some commitment
Excellent article. I agree that eating wisely has both immediate and long-term
rewards, for ourselves and our community. We feel better every day, have more
energy, and are less of a burden to the health-care system. It may seem
satisfying in the short term to eat whatever sounds good, but we don't let our
children do that because we know it will hurt them. We need to give our own
bodies the chance to be healthy.
@My2Cents - the article should have explained the connection between eating less
meat and being green. Most meat today is raised on grain, instead of grass fed.
Reason being it's quicker and fattier, making it more profitable and
tastier/more marketable. It takes something like 32 lbs of grains to produce 1
lb. of meat. It takes far more water to produce meat, than to produce grain.
So it is much more efficient to grow and eat produce, than to raise and eat
Ya know I tend to lean to the side of Meg..... I am as healthy as a horse and
have always been. I eat moderately, and exercise and keep very active. The
problem is, you have to have protien and sugar for energy. And another thing,
you need to get off the couch and work off what you eat. Simple. And there is
an over abundance of wheat grown by our farmers right now and the same with
corn. Why not find other uses for it instead of stopping the production. The
farmers need the support and our country is very inventive. I am 62 years old,
and still working as a physical therapist. I give blood every 3 months. They
call me if I don't show up, cause they need my blood type. Must be something to
just living a moderate life with lots of activity. I think we all worry too
much about this stuff. It usually ends up they come out 5 -10 years later with
a new study and find out they were wrong anyway.