Friday, September 15, 2006

Medium-Well Please

Anyone who knows me would know that the last couple of weeks have been exceptionally hard on my stomach. My mother in law is visiting and she’s vegetarian. What this means to a devout carnivore like me is no cooking meat at home, no more take out and no more steak dinners with my friends.

Studies (I choose to ignore most of the time) show, that industrial meat production requires huge energy inputs and creates noxious waste. It takes far more fossil-fuel energy to produce and transport meat than to deliver equivalent amounts of protein from plant sources. The heavy use of carbon-rich fuels also contributes significantly to the emissions of global-warming gases.

Blah! Blah!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that; strict vegetarianism isn’t for everyone (definitely not me). I’ve been a little unhappy, but one less steak a week hasn’t killed me. Not yet anyway.

So, World Saving Tip #3: Replacing one meaty meal with a vegetarian meal, saves you money and possibly the world; one steak at a time.

4 comments:

WarpedZ said...

I will think of you tonight as I sink my teeth in a juicy steak at dinner. yum-O

Randal Romell said...

well moving away from meat....sounds like an earnest request in our effort to save the planet. But to add to that you can also ensure nourishment of youthful individuals like me, by giving up two steaks a week insted of one. This way I can continue with my normal eating habits.

Randal Romell said...

Sounds like an earnest attempt to save the planet. But besides that you can also add to the nourishment of young students like me, skipping 2 steaks a week. This way I can continue having a nutritous meal and a larger impact.

Randal Romell said...

Sounds like an earnest attempt to save the planet. But besides that you can also add to the nourishment of young students like me, skipping 2 steaks a week. This way I can continue having a nutritous meal and we can make a larger impact.