“ACS: going veggie won’t impact global warming“. Anthony Watts’ latest copy-and-paste irrelevance is an American Chemical Society report by an air quality expert says that eating less meat and dairy products won’t have major impact on global warming. Well that’s conclusive, right? Whatever, Anthony.
“We certainly can reduce our greenhouse-gas production, but not by consuming less meat and milk,” said Mitloehner, who is with the University of California-Davis. “Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries.”
Funny, I thought that in a general way that turning grain into meat was a provably inefficient (but delicious) way of producing food. This Wikipedia entry says as much:
In tracking food animal production from the feed through to the dinner table, the inefficiencies of meat, milk and egg production range from a 4:1 energy input to protein output ratio up to 54:1. The result is that producing animal-based food is typically much less efficient than the harvesting of grains, vegetables, legumes, seeds and fruits for direct human consumption.
You know that when a report contains unsubstantiated statements that can be “pwned” by simple trip to Wikipedia that you can bet that someone’s going to be sent to bed hungry!
We’re should still force Anthony to eat tofu, just to watch his face.