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Robert Ashworth's Blog – February 2011 Archive (1)

How being a locavore might add to global warming

Being a locavore means trying to eat foods grown locally, say within 100 miles from home, but in much of USA, local agriculture is cattle ranching.  Beef cattle.

 

Cattle grazing is much of what one sees within 100 miles of towns in places like eastern Montana.  Not the best place to grow tomatoes, but cattle can graze.  Problem is, cattle create methane which is a greenhouse gas.  One recommendation for reducing greenhouse gas emission is to eat less beef.  That might mean being…

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Added by Robert Ashworth on February 5, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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