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Subject: Re: Fido's carbon footprint bigger than a SUV? Date: 11/9/2009 9:37 AM
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The greenies think you should not be eating meat. SO there would be no byproducts in a greenie world. You eat vegan.

There are certainly extremists for every belief. While I'm pretty green, I think most Americans should eat less meat, not necessarily none unless that's a personal preference.

Here's how much meat the average American consumed, by type, in 2007:

_Chicken: 84.9 pounds
_Beef: 63.5 pounds
_Pork: 48.2 pounds
_Turkey: 17.5 pounds
_Lamb and Mutton: 1 pound


That's 112 lbs of red meat and 102 lbs of poultry a year. I'd estimate that DH and I each eat more like 25 lbs of red meat and 50 lbs of poultry a year.

This is also interesting:

Looks like beef consumption peaked around 1978, chicken consumption has risen to meet beef consumption, and pork consumption has been rising very slowly over the past century.

=alstro, for dinner typically eats red meat once a week (more likely pork or lamb than beef), poultry twice a week, fish twice (fin-fish once and shellfish once), and vegetarian twice (usually one vegan and one with some egg or cheese).
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