Ahahahahaha, Ahahahahaha….Ahahahaha….gurgle, snort….

Becoming a vegetarian can do more harm to the environment than continuing to eat red meat, according to a study of the impacts of meat substitutes such as tofu.

The findings undermine claims by vegetarians that giving up meat automatically results in lower emissions and that less land is needed to produce food.

The study by Cranfield University, commissioned by the environmental group WWF, found that many meat substitutes were produced from soy, chickpeas and lentils that were grown overseas and imported into Britain.

It found that switching from beef and lamb reared in Britain to meat substitutes would result in more foreign land being cultivated and raise the risk of forests being destroyed to create farmland. Meat substitutes also tended to be highly processed and involved energy-intensive production methods.

Plus, of course, if you\’ve not got the animals you\’ve not got their shit and then what are you going to do for organic fertiliser?

8 thoughts on “Ahahahahaha, Ahahahahaha….Ahahahaha….gurgle, snort….”

  1. I was similarly amused to read, albeit in the Mail on Sunday, that the carbon footprint of a large dog is three times that of a Toyota Landcruiser.

  2. Hang on, there’s no need for “soy, chickpeas and lentils that were grown overseas and imported into Britain”: we just need a spot of Genetic Modification of those crops.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    What was the WWF thinking of when they asked Cranfield University to do the study?

    I mean, come on people. Get your head together. You don’t ask the Armed Force’s middle classes (ie those not gentlemanly enough for Sandhurst, but necessary if the cool toys the boys play with are to work) to look into vegetarianism. You ask Essex. Or perhaps Westminster. Or better yet, UEA.

  4. This of course assumes that vegetarianism is the act of choosing a lot of South American grown soya over a little bit of British reared meat. Which it of course isn’t, and doesn’t acknowledge the fact that a lot of the world’s soya production is there to feed beef cattle. All of which is probably discussed in the report, but journalists usually make a hash of any university study they write-up.

  5. Isnt it funny how an organisation can get exactly the answer it needs from objective, scientific research when (coincidentally of course) it’s the one providing the funding?

    BTW I’m told that even vegetables have feelings so rather than brutally rip them from the earth and savagely devour them we should just eat the next best thing. Something that behaves like a vegetable would probably be best…..possibly Lord Stern of Brentford, or Prof Phil Jones.

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