View Full Version : Non-vegans: Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’

Aug 4th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Walking does more than driving to cause global warming, a leading environmentalist has calculated.

Food production is now so energy-intensive that more carbon is emitted providing a person with enough calories to walk to the shops than a car would emit over the same distance. The climate could benefit if people avoided exercise, ate less and became couch potatoes.

The ideal diet would consist of cereals and pulses. “This is a route which virtually nobody, apart from a vegan, is going to follow,” Mr Goodall said.

Read more here. (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2195538.ece)

Aug 4th, 2007, 11:41 AM
The guy from RyanAir says that we should shoot all the cows. But I have to wonder why the majority of the non-vegan general public would have a problem with this. All the cows are killed for their plate anyway. :confused::confused: