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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pyramids


Firstly, thanks for all the kind thoughts.  Mum has made a good recovery and has returned to her usual place of residence...a little more frail, but well enough.

I heard a scientist predicting, that by the year 2050, we will be eating 80% less meat due to the high environmental, oil, and water costs of producing meat.  The commentator was aghast.  Some people just live with their heads in the sand, don't they?


Here is some vegetarian food for thought:

vegetarian_food_pyramid



I have seen another vegan pyramid that swapped the veggies and the grains.  I quite like the look of this one, but I couldn't be a vegan...love my dairy and eggs too much.











5 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your mum's on the mend.
    I've not seen those veggie pyramids. I don't really like being reminded how naughty I am with my fruit. Just never been a big fruit eater. And water... Very bad on the water!

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  2. I'm with you - I could never be Vegan, butter is just too damn tasty! I wonder what the impact on the environment would be if we were all veg?

    Glad your Ma's getting better.

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  3. Hazel, I'm glad to hear your Mum's doing better. Like you, I love my dairy and eggs too much to ever be a vegan, but I do think it makes sense to switch the grains and fruits/veggies at the bottom of the vegetarian pyramid. -Jean

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  4. My recommendation would be the bottom pyramid with eggs and dairy added. The problem I made when I switched to a vegetarian diet was that I didn't understand the need to maintain a protein to carbohydrate ratio. Without meat in the diet, even if replaced with legumes, nuts, etc, a vegetarian diet typically has less protein. This is not a problem as long as the carbohydrates are also reduced. Breads, cereals and rice are all high in carbohydrates. I would reason that is why the vegans switched it around.

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  5. Some people are such heavy meat eaters that they should eat 80% less meat. I love meat, milk, and cheese too much to willingly switch to vegetarian or vegan.

    Besides, if I did not love good, fresh eggs from hens who live in and eat grass, my two hens would not have a spectacular life.

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