Comments on: The Meat Powered Bicycle http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/ go vegetarian one day a week! Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:51:50 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5 By: Anthony http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/#comment-1935 Anthony Tue, 23 Oct 2007 18:31:32 +0000 http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/#comment-1935 Having read this article as well as Michael Bluejay's one and also another by a British MP, I have issue with the science and math. I don't dispute that we eat too much meat these days in the "West" (to use an improper term); I do though dispute from a common sense perspective the idea that eating meat and walking/biking around is more environmentally harmful than eating the same food and driving. By driving and by extension (this is a leap possibly) going to the gym, you are using more energy on a daily basis than would someone using their bike/or walking to and from work (assuming the average distance is within city limits). Also, I would postulate that cycling will get you there faster, with less stress and in the process provide you with a workout (thereby improving your health); whereas in a vehicle, you will be idling in traffic, dealing with increased pollutant levels caused by said vehicle and causing greater damage in the overall scheme of things, than by simply walking/cycling to work/the shop. I believe that though your argument's point maybe valid, the overall impact of it will be seen as faulty and will cause more harm than good in not breaking [North America & the "West"] of our addiction to fossil fuels and the car. Having read this article as well as Michael Bluejay’s one and also another by a British MP, I have issue with the science and math. I don’t dispute that we eat too much meat these days in the “West” (to use an improper term); I do though dispute from a common sense perspective the idea that eating meat and walking/biking around is more environmentally harmful than eating the same food and driving. By driving and by extension (this is a leap possibly) going to the gym, you are using more energy on a daily basis than would someone using their bike/or walking to and from work (assuming the average distance is within city limits). Also, I would postulate that cycling will get you there faster, with less stress and in the process provide you with a workout (thereby improving your health); whereas in a vehicle, you will be idling in traffic, dealing with increased pollutant levels caused by said vehicle and causing greater damage in the overall scheme of things, than by simply walking/cycling to work/the shop.
I believe that though your argument’s point maybe valid, the overall impact of it will be seen as faulty and will cause more harm than good in not breaking [North America & the “West”] of our addiction to fossil fuels and the car.

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By: eric http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/#comment-689 eric Fri, 06 Jul 2007 17:19:48 +0000 http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/#comment-689 Michael, Thanks for your comment. I like the work you've done so far with this topic. I have used it previously to figure out a couple of statistics with our "go vegetarian one day a week" mission (check out the site's mission, if you haven't already). I am not sure if you've see this article yet, but it also presents some good information. Much of which I think is similar to your work. http://www.triplepundit.com/pages/askpablo-the-myth-of-the-beefp-002257.php As far as that image goes. I buy these images from a website and they always have a "pic of the day" listed when you login to make a purchase. It just so happens that this image was the "pic of the day" yesterday...I figured it was meant to be! :) Michael,
Thanks for your comment. I like the work you’ve done so far with this topic. I have used it previously to figure out a couple of statistics with our “go vegetarian one day a week” mission (check out the site’s mission, if you haven’t already).

I am not sure if you’ve see this article yet, but it also presents some good information. Much of which I think is similar to your work.
http://www.triplepundit.com/pages/askpablo-the-myth-of-the-beefp-002257.php

As far as that image goes. I buy these images from a website and they always have a “pic of the day” listed when you login to make a purchase. It just so happens that this image was the “pic of the day” yesterday…I figured it was meant to be! :)

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By: Michael Bluejay http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/#comment-688 Michael Bluejay Fri, 06 Jul 2007 12:46:43 +0000 http://wannaveg.com/2007/07/05/the-meat-powered-bicycle/#comment-688 Thanks for covering this important issue. I wish I had more time to devote to further study of this issue, but hopefully others will pick up my slack. What prompted me to write is the great photo you use to illustrate this story. Thanks again, -MBJ- Thanks for covering this important issue. I wish I had more time to devote to further study of this issue, but hopefully others will pick up my slack. What prompted me to write is the great photo you use to illustrate this story. Thanks again, -MBJ-

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