Wednesday, September 05, 2007

factory farming and global warming

According to a United Nations study, factory farming is FAR AND AWAY the greatest contributor to global warming. Trees which are cut down to clear way for planting grain are what suck up the carbon dioxide that factory-farmed animals exhale in huge quantities.

Sixteen pounds of the resultant grain is needed to produce one pound of meat from a factory-farmed animal. And the millions of animals produce vast amounts of carbon dioxide and methane gas.

So you can't be a meat-eating environmentalist.