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Food sustainability isn't all about GHG's!

Whilst this article provides an interesting alternative slant on the current debate about the need for plant based eating, it should be remembered that GHG's are only one part of the wider sustainability picture when it comes to our dietary intake. How we consume is just as important as what we consume, and this type of study which calculates GHG's is therefore necessarily restrictive in its approach, as it can only consider parameters based on current provisioning practises, which have already been deemed to be unsustainable. Also, GHG's alone do not account for land use - which is one of the major problems in terms of meat production, think DEFORESTATION! Agree with Leslie - too many factors unnaccounted for in this simplistic analysis.

Posted by Angie
20 February 2013 | 13h29

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