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InsiderOnline Blog: October 2008

How Can You Have Any Pudding If You Don’t Eat Yer Meat?

Little by little it is starting to dawn on people just how totalitarian is the project to stop global warming by forcing reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It helps when those who want to advance that project issue reports detailing just what will be necessary. A recent study reported on by the Guardian examines the sacrifices people will have to make in their diets:

People will have to be rationed to four modest portions of meat and one litre of milk a week if the world is to avoid run-away climate change, a major new report warns.

The report, by the Food Climate Research Network, based at the University of Surrey, also says total food consumption should be reduced, especially “low nutritional value” treats such as alcohol, sweets and chocolates.

It urges people to return to habits their mothers or grandmothers would have been familiar with: buying locally in-season products, cooking in bulk and in pots with lids or pressure cookers, avoiding waste and walking to the shops – alongside more modern tips such as using the microwave and internet shopping.

Good thing for the environment that we got the microwave and the Internet, but environmentalists are otherwise happy to shut down economic growth. The more people face up to the sacrifices called for by a program of drastic greenhouse gas reductions, the better a slightly warmer, more meatier world looks.

Posted on 10/01/08 11:41 AM by Alex Adrianson

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