2 comments on “Diet and the Environment

  1. I’m not sure how that’s true, protein rich things such as meats contain a high% NHO but also to some degree of carbon, they get broken down and converted to co2 h20 amino acids and urea

    Vegetables do the same, but i would have thought most vegetables would have a higher carbon content, so i really think it depends on the vegetables (think about all those cows chewing grass giving off green house gasses).

  2. I’m not sure how it’s true either, but it’s surely a lot more complex than just the carbon contained in the food. There are factors such as the fuel needed for the boat to catch the fish, the refrigeration costs (big animals are harder to cool quickly than small animals/plants – does that mean they need more powerful refrigerators when they’re killed?), and probably lots of things I haven’t thought of.

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