Forum home The potting shed

Environmental impact of the meat industry



  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 2,277
    @steveTu I have not and do not disagree about waste or about food miles etc. I am not saying you should give up meat either. The thread was started I believe in response to the programme on TV. I said way back I am certain the programme makers had an agenda as they only showed industrialised "factory" farming. As always on these threads we have moved on from the initial discussion but I agree with others doing nothing is not an option just because we don't know everything.
    P.S. The  historical ice cores tell us about the "natural" background processes you keep on about, volcanoes, microbes plants animals other than humans. It is clear that industrialisation had lead to a huge increase in the problems but that does not mean I advocate we all go back to hunter gathering & living in mud huts & caves.
    AB Still learning

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,896
    @steveTu The Times article is behind a paywall so I can't read the whole, but from the gist of the beginning it seems that it's the regularity of testing river water that has fallen, and it is this that makes it unsafe to swim. This is unsurprising given the huge push for deregulation. I'm surprised, though, that this has fallen off the agenda while beach water testing seems still a high priority. Maybe the latter is seen to be more important for generating local tourist pounds. I imagine this gung ho deregulation will accelerate a pace after Brexit as it seems to be only the EU that dragged them to meet enforced eco targets in the frst place. I would be interested to read the whole article.
  • Rik56Rik56 WiganPosts: 312

    SUV,s.. essential for the school run, obviously!

    You can argue about saving the planet all you like but as soon as little Johhny has to walk the 400 yards to school its a case "screw climate change I'm late for my zumba class"...first world problems.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,650

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,050
    Not long got back from a holiday that took in Singapore 🇸🇬 ,they restrict the number of cars and are increasing the number of electric vehicles 🚗 and have excellent public transport but it only works because it is a very dense Urban area . 

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,835
    There are   bad and good points about all this .one thing is done because it makes good.  but that  same issue causes more problems so can  a happy medium  be found ?
    Too many questions are answered with "get rid" ie ...... like landfill, but then what?????
Sign In or Register to comment.