Weekday Vegetarian

23 May

Check out this video. It’s a great idea!

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5 Responses to “Weekday Vegetarian”

  1. Abu May 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    The whole weekday vegetarian sounds like a good idea. Though it does sound more like a problem of the West (given the comparative beef consumption in our country), it still would affect all the price economics (less demand, more supply, price decrease, increase demand etc) and would ultimately lead to non-vegetarianism. Even so, it doesn’t stop hardcore non-vegetarians to indulge in meat all over the weekend.

    My suggestion is a gradual slow change… reduce meat consumption per meal, and then reduce the meat consumption over all the meals.

    • seasonsingredients May 24, 2010 at 10:19 am #

      Yes, it predominantly addresses the problem of the West. Nevertheless, it’s a great idea and something worth considering, given its impact on the reduction of our carbon footprint. Besides, vegetarianism is always a good thing.

      It doesn’t stop hard core non-vegetarians from freaking out on the weekend, but that is still 6 meals of non-veg versus 21 meals of non-veg in the normal situation.

      An interesting fact regarding cattle in India: Cattle in the West, give out (fart) Methane because of the corn diet that they are put on. This makes cattle farm production one of the highest emitters of CO2. In India, however, cattle (cows, goats) are fed on hay or grass. And therefore they don’t give out methane. Isn’t that awesome?

      • Whitney May 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

        I’ll chime in again briefly to say — the idea of repatriating cows to grazing land here sounds lovely. 🙂 Step 1: end subsidies that lead to overproduction of corn. I think that actually, if we did that, the true cost of meat production would start to take effect, and prices would go up, not down. I saw something recently about how the real price of meat and soft drinks (both largely source corn) has been on the decline in the US while the price of fresh fruits and veggies are going up, and it’s largely because the government subsidies. It’s an environmental crisis and a health one as well.

  2. Whitney May 24, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    This video is fantastic, thanks for sharing! I’m American and have been vegetarian for 3 years now for a lot of the reasons Hill mentions. I love that he could present so concisely and still compellingly, as well as that he offers a moderate, flexible suggestion instead of a hard line that would turn a lot of people off automatically. Very reasonable, very practical. This is one for re-sharing on Facebook…

    • seasonsingredients May 24, 2010 at 10:13 am #

      Hey Whitney! It’s exactly like you said – a moderate, flexible and yet compelling suggestion. It’s so simple. I wonder why nobody else thought of it before! I for one, have totally taken up on it 🙂

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