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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Chattels

“Livestock subsidies in the 34 OECD nations alone were $53bn in 2013, including an average of $190 per cow.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/24/meat-tax-far-less-unpalatable-than-government-thinks-research-finds)

Greenhouse gas methane, loss of carbon sink forests, farming subsidy, pollution remediation, animal abuse, antibiotics, food poisoning, health care… You don’t get so much meat per pound these days.

Ecoalogical

“Participants in the Kemerovo programme will shed the pounds through sports activities and by trying various diets. … In return they will get the wealth of the region – top-grade, high-calorie coal.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34869151)

Ideal for those who think shiny, coal-like silicon implants will enhance their beauty as much as silicone. Probably not worth trying to explain that eating coal still produces CO2.

Carnservation

“Hypercarnivory refers to any animal whose diet is made up of at least 70% meat, so most humans don’t count. … In addition to forest loss, dholes have suffered from a decline in their prey … ‘because dholes are hypercarnivores that need relatively high prey numbers to raise litters and sustain large pack sizes.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2015/jun/25/dhole-asia-endangered-tiger-ignored)

Researchers have begun explaining to the wild dogs that, as a result of climate change and resource depletion, they’ll have to become more vegetarian to survive.

Polphin

“New species are appearing in the diet of polar bears due to climate change … [such as] the carcasses of two white-beaked dolphins. … A visibly skinny old male bear devours one of the dolphins and appeared to have stored a second one under snow for later.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/12/polar-bears-eat-dolphins-as-arctic-warms)

Proving you can have your white-beak and eat it.

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.