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Does vegetarianism help in protecting nature?

Yes, being a vegetarian is more environmentally-friendly than otherwise This question has been asked and answered on Skeptics Stack Exchange, based on a claim by PETA to that point. Full details are ...
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Is eating beef unsustainable?

There are two relevant disadvantages to beef: Cattle produce a lot of methane, which is a greenhouse gas. The amount of land (and energy, and fertiliser) needed to grow enough grass to feed enough ...
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Would a tax on non-organic meat have environmental benefits?

Would levying taxes on non-organic meat be an effective means to reduce consumption and thus reduce the environmental harm? Yes. But. It would add complexity compared to just taxing all meat, and ...
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Is eating beef unsustainable?

It's not an all-or-nothing scenario. It depends on how beef is raised. Poorly fed (e.g., corn fed) cattle and cattle on an open range will have negative effects on greenhouse gas levels and land ...
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Is eating beef unsustainable?

Methane emissions from livestock make up about 50% of the greenhouse gases (weighted by severity of the impact that each type of greenhouse gas makes) from New Zealand, so it's a big problem. For ...
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How to preserve meat during warm months without electricity?

I grew up very poor, out in the country, the youngest of seven, and my mom was a widow. She canned everything over an open fire outside, in a galvanized tub, the same one we used to take our baths in....
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Why shouldn't meat be placed in my compost pile?

The above answers are correct for 'traditional' composting but by using bokashi composting you can compost all of your food scraps, including meat, bones, cooked food, dairy etc. The bokashi process ...
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How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat?

When I visited Peru, EVERY house had a guinea pig pen in the back yard. Peru doesn't prep food like north Americans do, so there was a lot of husks, stems, trimmings, peelings. These went to the ...
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What feed is typically used in cricket farming?

I received the following answer after emailing a company that raises crickets. We use a agricultural feed that includes feed beans, buckwheat, and feed corn non of which are edible by humans. We ...
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What's the most sustainable way to re-use or dispose of meat scraps?

Get a pig. Or some chickens. You still need to follow some hygiene rules before feeding them meat scraps, check your local agri/health advisory office.
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What is a sustainable quantity for per-capita meat consumption?

There are a few factors to consider which would change the results, such as: Animal welfare issues What sort of animals you're eating What you feed the animals on How much of the animal you're ...
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Could global shift toward vegetarianism be a big step in solving food, water, health, ecological, and economical crises?

You must read The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Kieth: http://www.bookdepository.com/Vegetarian-Myth-Lierre-Keith/9781604860801 It's an excellent book, well cited and rich in information, presenting a ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

I don’t eat meat but anything I need to freeze, I normally slice it up and keep it in reused glass jars and freeze it . It works perfectly and you end up reusing old glass jars. Although i believe ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

You could either make your own or buy pre-made beeswax cloth. It behaves like plastic wrap and can be washed with cold water and soap. Here is a link on how to make your own.
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What's the most sustainable way to re-use or dispose of meat scraps?

The most sustainable way is reuse. Perhaps you can eat the leftovers later, or use it as ingredients for soup. As others have also suggested here, you can feed leftovers to animals if you have them (...
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What's the most sustainable way to re-use or dispose of meat scraps?

Are you on a biodynamic septic system? Flush them. The bacteria should chew them up happily.
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Impact of vegetarianism on the meat industries

Both of Tim's points (re: negative population growth and elastic demand) are important points, but I don't think they're doing a good job of answering your question. Unlike people living in the 1980s, ...
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Is cheese as bad as beef for the environment?

The simplest answer I could find comes from this 2019 New York Times interactive about food and climate change. Based on a serving with 50 grams of protein, the average greenhouse gas impact of beef ...
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Impact of vegetarianism on the meat industries

Mass producers of the grain consumed in feedlots proudly assert that they are feeding the world, as if they want a medal for their efforts. This is an obvious consequence of cognitive dissonance. They ...
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Impact of vegetarianism on the meat industries

Someone has to suggest the obvious answer... for the record. Q: "is there an entirely different solution?" A: Don't have children. Earth's problem isn't solely and exclusively with what its Human ...
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How to source sustainable/ethical meat?

Google is your friend, a cursory search for "ethical butcher UK" came up with some good results. You want a local butcher, who you can develop a relationship and trust with. There are some great books ...
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What feed is typically used in cricket farming?

In general crickets are not that selective about their food, they take wet and dry food, could even be fed waste food. Dry food examples: compressed pellets from chicks, fish food, oat flakes, flakes ...
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How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat?

provide them with brush piles and only release them into a free range area when you have alot like at least 20-100. and keep a few backups in a pen. we had a guinea pig live to almost 9 years living ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

The problem with packaging starts in the grocery store where styrofoam trays are used for all meat.How about using containers like milk cartons which are wax coated. Can cardboard be coated with wax ...
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