Vegetarian Growth

“Key highlights from the Ethical Consumer Markets Report:

7. There was a 30% increase in vegetarianism in 2017” http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/researchhub/ukethicalmarket.aspx

The fertilising power of organic shit.

Happy Consumeristmas.

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Planeat

“In rich Western nations, preaching about how eating a lot of meat is bad for both one’s health and the planet provokes resentment. Meanwhile, in developing nations, the rising middle-classes can at last afford to eat more meat, which was previously a luxury. It’s not surprising that governments worldwide duck out of tackling the problem.” (http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/environment/agriculture/17608/eating-meat-save-planet/)

How about tackling the duck?

“Nitrous oxide is found in manure and fertilisers, whereas the methane emissions come from burping cattle and sheep.”

Have to burp ’em, else they swell up and float away. That’s not clouds; that’s methane-high sheep.

Consumas

“Humanity’s global median trophic level was 2.21 in 2009, which puts us on a par with other omnivores, such as pigs and anchovies, in the global food web. … closer to herbivore than carnivore. … An increase in fat and meat consumption has moved us further up the food web … If we all increase our trophic level, we’ll start to have a bigger impact on ecosystems” (http://www.nature.com/news/humans-are-becoming-more-carnivorous-1.14282)

We may have to rethink pizza toppings.

Ecomplexity

Pay close attention: “the reintroduction of predatory wolves [is linked] with a fall in over-browsing by elk … the number of berries measured in bear droppings has doubled as elk numbers have decreased, following the wolves’ return … berry shrubs have increased since elk populations declined, and as shrubs recover from over-browsing the fruit consumption of bears has increased … elk calves are an important food source for grizzly bears … [bears’] other spring food source, cutthroat trout, is also in decline.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23495074)

Got that? Now draw it.