Vegetarians are killing the PLANET as lettuce three times worse than BACON for environment

“Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon.”

Eco friendly bacon or planet killer lettuce - You Decide!

Eco friendly bacon or planet killer lettuce – You Decide!

  • tom_billesley

    Bacon eaters are eco-warriors.

    • You bet;)

      • Junk, bacon fantasy.

        I may be vegan (for health reasons), but am willing to admit, if a meteor was going to hit tomorrow, I’d have a Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza tonight.

        • El Martyachi

          Pineapple on pizza is plain wrong.

          • Clink9

            Nooooo. That’s the McGarrett Special. Book ’em Dano.

          • El Martyachi

            Since they’re in Hawaii, they get a pass… for now. Once I’m emperor of the known galaxy there will be no mercy for such infractions.

          • Clink9

            I guess I can live with that.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Thanks for the heads-up, yer galactic excellency! 😉

          • El Martyachi

            Yuk it up now puddin’… dumbbell flys won’t save you from my imperial retinue.

          • mauser 98

            Pineapple on pizza is for metrosexuals

          • Justin St.Denis

            It sure is a deal-breaker in my house!

          • Clink9


          • James Oswald


        • James Oswald

          Meteor or not, you are vegan for delusion, not for health reasons. Stop kidding yourself. You’re not kidding us. But go ahead and kill yourself (for health reasons)

      • It sure is funny how food issues get so many comments.

  • I rather agree with the following comment by a reader at that link:

    “This study is too flawed to be taken seriously.Even the study authors have said that the findings have been twisted and misrepresented. Nothing has changed. Eating vegan foods rather than meat, eggs, and dairy products is still the easiest and most effective way to combat climate change, as well as air and water pollution, forest destruction, wasted resources, and other problems. Not to mention vegan foods don’t cause billions of animals to suffer and die every year, and that plant-based foods aren’t linked to cancer and other diseases like processed and red meats are.”

    • Bacon Blasphemy!

      • It’s not about bacon, but about meat in general. I am not a veggie activist, but since you raise the subject occasionally I respond with my (dissenting, unpopular) view.

        • Heh:) Even I am repulsed by the inhumane treatment.

          • Zaba

            And let’s not even get into halal slaughter…..

        • Justin St.Denis

          Meat is heavily subsidized by governments otherwise it would be completely unaffordable. Most people are unaware of that. The raising of beef poses the single greatest risk to the remaining Brazilian rainforests.

          You are speaking truth and facts, but people don’t want to hear that because it might require them doing something about it personally. It’s human nature, unfortunately.

          • Good point about the environmental consequences.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Grazing pasture is NOT efficient use of arable land.

          • Grazing pasture is justifiable where crops might be difficult to grow. What is less justifiable is growing soya etc. as feed – particularly if this is done by destroying the Amazon forest and other such nature reserves. Today’s meat industry is based on such rich crops.

          • JoKeR

            For once I have to disagree with you.

            After reading this, I am going to share my love of bacon with everybody! With the mosques, with the Run for Palestine, the the MSA… Everybody! Everybody needs to smell the wholesome scent of bacon. It’s ecologically sound!


          • lol.

          • Zaba

            Excellent plan!
            Bacon parades!
            Grilling bacon floats……

          • Justin St.Denis

            Growing acres of corn for ethanol is also inefficient and wasteful, but oh-so-politically-correct.

          • FactsWillOut

            If the corn-grower makes more money with ethanol, so be it. If a man wants to grow beef, let him.

          • I agree.

        • “Candle 79” in NYC, best vegan food ever.

          • I wish. Having been to NYC for a very long time. You have everything there!

    • mauser 98

      ?? was told sending $$billions to Al Gore ,Soros , Ban Ki-Moon ,EU , David Suzuki etc. would stop global warming

      • I am personally not as concerned with climate change as with animal welfare.

        • FactsWillOut

          Humans are the most important animals, and the rest of them are here to serve us.

          • Clink9


          • Because tofu, seitan, tempeh, and other vegetable patés, had not been invented yet. A good cook can make a tasty and nourishing meal out of such meat substitutes.

          • FactsWillOut

            Tofu is 2000 years old.
            Vegans are dangerous, they are the thin end of the wedge that will help to introduce “meat taxes” like others introduced “sin taxes”.

          • Nah.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Sounds like a conspiracy theory.

          • FactsWillOut

            Just like when people who said $12 packs of smokes and no smoking in bars was a conspiracy theory.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Point taken.

          • Zaba

            Everything is a conspiracy…….

          • Clink9

            Meh. Most veggies I know are pale with hair falling out.

          • Not so. Clean skin, good digestion, plenty of energy, etc.

          • Frances

            Avi – Canadian Indians and Inuit suffer disproportionately from Type 2 diabetes, probably caused by switching to a higher carbohydrate, lower protein and fat diet. There is research going on about this, and have heard that – at Alert Bay and probably other coastal villages – the locals are attempting to return to the traditional diet.

            Also, too much tofu can be bad because it can mimic estrogen.

          • Traditional food in traditional surroundings is apt. In today’s urban context (for most people) other foods may be appropriate. No one eats tofu (which is just curdled soya ‘milk’) in quantities comparable to meat eating, to my knowledge.

          • Frances

            Avi – apparently some do. This has come to light for some women with breast cancer – an odd report but has some doctors saying restrict tofu.

          • Interesting. Didn’t know.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Seitan is amazing. I love montreal smoked meat, but it is not good for one’s health. My wife makes a seitan smoked meat substitute which is virtually identical to the real thing. The big difference is that I can wake up at 3:00 am and eat a “smoked meat sandwich” and go back to bed! You can’t do that with real smoked meat. 😉

          • Sounds delicious!

          • Justin St.Denis

            You have no idea how delicious! My brother-in-law – he suffers from periodic gout – actually requests this as his Christmas present! I keep you not! My wife also makes an amazing fake Peking duck (I have no idea how she does this).

          • I had something like this (vegetarian duck) in Vietnam. But smoked seitan I have not yet tasted. Recently, I was in a vegetarian restaurant in Portugal where they were making magic with seitan. I often use it at home.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Seitan IS Magic as far as I’m concerned thanks to the wife, that is!

            I return the favor with my magic touch with eggs and anything made with lots of them – omelettes, angel food cake, German torte, certain breads etc. it all balances out.

          • Bataviawillem

            My food eats that.

          • Zaba

            Even a good recipe reader……

          • This is certainly the Biblical thesis. It also seems true biologically that humans are ‘higher’ (more complex, more conscious, with more volitional powers) than all other animals. It can even be argued that animals are here for the service of humans, in the sense that lower life forms serve to sustain higher ones because all life is one organism.

            Still, while carnivorous diet per se seems natural, when you consider the industrial mode and scale of this diet nowadays, with millions of victims daily throughout the world, there is certainly room for doubt and revision. I have seen stats showing how many animals of each sort each person consumes in a lifetime on average, and it is quite impressive.

          • FactsWillOut

            1. All of life is NOT one organism.
            2. An omnivorous diet IS natural.

          • Maybe. But you did not address the ‘industrial’ mode and scale of modern meat making and eating.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I never eat farmed meat, farmed fish etc. since it tends to taste like styrofoam compared to its wild alternative. However, I live in an agricultural area and I do eat farmed vegetables. They are a perfect complement to wild fish and game.

          • It is natural (since time immemorial) for people who raise (feed and care for) animals to eventually kill and eat them. It is quite a different proposition for people living in big cities, who get their meat cut and often packed, and are hardly aware that this stuff comes from a living being, and how that being is treated.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I stopped eating veal decades ago after seeing how it was “raised”. I wasn’t 20 at the time.

          • Yeah. They’re hardly allowed to live for one year.

          • Justin St.Denis

            less than eight months, actually.

        • barryjr

          As David Suzuki once said” For everything man eats something has to die”. How are you on all the poor fruits, vegetables and plants that have to die for us to eat them?

          • Animals and Plants are living beings, but whereas plants do not feel (at least they have no sense organs), animals do. Pigs, Beef, Chicken, and even Fish, are all related to Humans, and certainly we can imagine a bit how they feel when they feel physical pain or when they are locked up.

        • Xavier

          That is a reasonable and compassionate attitude, and as long as you do not attempt to enforce your preference on others (polite persuasion is acceptable) I will respect it. I do not eat beef or pork myself.

          And I despise zoos. They should be outlawed, except as a refuge for injured or debilitated animals.

          • Hi Xavier. Thanks for the support.
            On, depends what interests you.

    • Maggat

      So, who the hell cares, gimme bacon!

    • Bataviawillem

      Go for it, but for me, no thanks.

  • Dana Garcia

    Thanks you, pigs everywhere!

  • FactsWillOut

    Humans are omnivorous for a reason.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    But global warming lengthens the growing season.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Barbecue Porqbar!

  • Hard Little Machine

    The power of Pig compels you

  • FactsWillOut

    Yet another reason that Muslims hate pork, no doubt.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m kosher I don’t eat it either but I don’t care who does.

  • FactsWillOut

    OT: BLM Burns Ranches and Destroys Cattle, but Ranchers Get Charged with Terrorism

  • terrence

    It is probably time to trot out the PERV stuff from Number Watch

    People for the Ethical Regard of Vegetables

    How would you like to be separated from your nether regions, plunged into a boiling cauldron of oil or water and then eaten?

    How would you like to have your genitalia cut off and used to decorate churches,
    houses and the bosoms of human females?

    How would you like to have your unborn children put in a mill and ground up over
    the corpses of related species?

    How would you like to have your head cut off so that people can play football on

    And it’s a matter of your own health. Do you realise that leguminous vegetables
    such as peas and beans fix deadly nitrogen from the air, which could give you cancer?

    Act now! Send a large cheque to the Number Watch Cayman Island account to become a member of PERV. In return you will receive a free catalogue of
    synthesized proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and fibre (no fat, of course)
    with price list. Leave the flowers where they are in the field. You know it
    makes scents.

  • Bernie

    A Bacon a day keeps Muslims away!

  • Gary

    Almonds and Pot have made the CA drought worse because both take large amounts of water per pound prior to harvest time .
    The golf courses are guilty too but hey…..Obama needs to fly in for 18 holes while his 747 eats up 40,000 litres of fuel to spew toxic exhaust and then fly off to Paris with 40,000 other pigs at the trough for a Global Warming gab fest where we now have co2 listed as a pollutant while Carbon is now a airborne gas .

  • Jade

    Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon

  • Maggat

    At last – at last – the truth, I knew it would come out. Bacon forever. I wonder how a salad will taste with lettuce replace by—bacon.

    • FactsWillOut

      It would taste better.

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  • Bearspaw

    Of course lettuce and its vegan apologists are an extreme danger to all sane people everywhere. But between you and me, 5or6 rashers of bacon, a few slices of tomato, some mayo on toast sounds good. But what is missing? The lettuce!!! You see folks, the point is, you can’t have a decent BLT without the L. Can’t we all just get along? For the children?

  • Craig Shapiro

    The researchers who conducted the study said
    the headlines mischaracterized their findings. All it did was point out that a
    few vegetables and fruit have a higher water footprint than meats, and it did
    not examine a vegetarian/vegan diet. Check this out:

  • EthanCooper

    If reporters had been as concerned with responsible journalism as they were with creating click-bait headlines, they would have mentioned the fact that because lettuce has basically no calories, you would have to produce tons and tons of it to equal the calories in just a tiny snippet of animal flesh, and obviously, producing many, many heads of lettuce is going to require a lot of energy. Most plant foods are still far less taxing to the environment than growing all those plants then feeding loads of them to animals for months to produce a comparatively small amount of meat along with a great amount of methane and waste.

  • Kim Marie

    Actually, the study found that vegetarian and vegan foods ARE better than meat for the planet. You have to wonder why the meat industry goes to such lengths when it comes to deflecting the negative health consequences of their products.

  • Lucy_P

    This is a complete distortion of what the meta-analysis actually found. The researches themselves have stated that the headlines are a total mischaracterization of their findings. None of the hypothetical diets analyzed were vegan or even vegetarian—in fact, two of them accounted for eating more fish and other sea life, which have a relatively greenhouse gas emission level. Many of the plant-based foods the researchers analyzed are responsible for far less greenhouse gas emissions than than pork, including kale, broccoli, rice, potatoes, spinach and wheat (among others). And vegetarian staples like grains and soy have some of the lowest levels of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. This explains it clearly: