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Latest Climate Change Battle May Center on Food Pyramid

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

Cattle and the environment

GR:  Too bad rational thinking has to be a battle.

By Evan Halper, LA  Times:   “Hoping to nudge governments, advocacy groups have been busily designing mock-ups of what a revamped food pyramid would look like. A rendering by the Italy-based Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition has the traditional [food] pyramid alongside an upside down “Environmental Pyramid.”  Beef ranks as the least healthy and least environmentally sound food on pyramids.

“We can’t solve the climate problem with just what we are doing with fossil fuels and energy,” said Doug Boucher, director of climate research at the Union of Concerned Scientists, which is lobbying for changing the pyramid. “Food is a big part of it.”

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