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Questions tagged [meat]

Questions about consumption and utilization of edible parts of animals.

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Is cheese as bad as beef for the environment?

The contribution of beef production to global warming is frequently noted as one of the worst foods, particularly because they produce methane as part of their digestion. Cheese is less frequently ...
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Impact of vegetarianism on the meat industries

My main goal is to get rid of mass husbandry and the environmental impact of industrial meat production. My question is: Is it better to abandon meat from my diet completely or to endorse eco-...
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How to source sustainable/ethical meat?

There seem to be a lot of resources out there for sourcing sustainably/ethically grown vegetables, but many of the ones I can find seem to be aimed primarily at vegetarians/vegans, and so don't have ...
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What feed is typically used in cricket farming?

Insect farming has been hailed by some as a sustainable alternative to animal agriculture because the requirements for land and water are much lower. But just as livestock depend on plant food that ...
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What's the most sustainable way to re-use or dispose of meat scraps?

Given that you shouldn't put leftovers of meals that has touched meat in compost bins due to the risk of attracting vermin, what is the most sustainable way to deal with these scraps?
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What is a sustainable quantity for per-capita meat consumption?

It would be interesting on several levels if sustainable per-capita meat consumption could be quantified in a sensible way. In a perfect world, a person would only eat as much meat as is necessary for ...
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Would a tax on non-organic meat have environmental benefits?

The production of livestock is responsible for a massive share of the methane that is released into the atmosphere, and is a major contributor to global warming. Sources: The Lancet: "Food, ...
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How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat?

Since guinea pigs do well for maintaining a food forest floor how should I raise them so they put on weight quickly? Think of a herd of guinea pigs for a few meals a year, and selling for pets.
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Model for sustainable, free food distribution [closed]

Background Consider the following model intended to sustainably eliminate human involvement in food production: Known Issues The following known problems exist: Friction. The amount of energy lost ...
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Is eating beef unsustainable?

I recently saw a poster somewhere saying that some type of emission or byproduct that comes out of cattle production is extremely wasteful and harmful to the environment. What exactly is this ...
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Does vegetarianism help in protecting nature?

Recently I saw a documentary in youtube 'Home'. It points out that in America, for feeding cattle, a lot of wheat and other food products are used and these animals are then killed for food. What are ...
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Could global shift toward vegetarianism be a big step in solving food, water, health, ecological, and economical crises?

Some people, like myself, made a conscious decision to exclude various animal products from their diets, believing that this is an inevitable requirement if our species intends to live on Earth ...
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Avoid eating tuna (as it is endangered)?

I heard that tuna is disseaparing, I "verified" on the Greenpeace link. It seems hard to believe it, is this for real? The "pig" of the oceans, one of the most common, one of the favourites? Or it's ...
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Meat or fish, which requires more energy to produce?

In general it is assumed that the energy that is required to produce a certain type of food is a good surrogate for the total environmental burden of food products. I scanned some studies to compare ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

When my family purchases meat from the supermarket, it comes on a non-recyclable plastic foam tray with plastic cling wrap over the top. We can improve on this by purchasing meat elsewhere. However, ...
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Should I raise my own animals, or support a local farm?

This winter we raised two hogs. We don't have too much land, and don't grow the grains that would be required for fully feeding them from products grown on our hobby farm. My question is whether it ...
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Storing whole chickens without plastic?

Inspired by this comment: Try to replace [ziplock bags] with something else, and reuse the ones you have until they fall apart. I haven't used ziplock bags in over 5 years and haven't missed them. –...
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Why shouldn't meat be placed in my compost pile?

I've heard claims that it is a bad idea to place meat in your compost pile. What is the reason for this? I'd like to be able to compost all my table scraps to reduce my waste stream, however, if ...
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How to preserve meat during warm months without electricity?

It's so easy to preserve food with a fridge. But if you don't have electricity, because of some big disaster or resource depletion, how would you handle preserving meat? In winter it is relatively ...