Posts Tagged ‘meat consumption’

  • Opportunity cost of less meat: Cows grazing in a mountain pasture

    Opportunity Cost & The Meat Eater’s Dilemma

    Jun 4, 14 • 633 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday environment focus: Are you a meat avoider, eater or reducer? On a scale of meat consumption, we can place the avoiders at one end, the eaters at the other, and the reducers in the middle because they are meatless for at least...  [read more]

  • Greenhouse Gases from Ruminant Animals

    Cow Burps and Global Warming

    Mar 19, 14 • 707 Views • No Comments

    As most of us know, cow burps add to global warming. So too do the methane releases of sheep, goats and other ruminant animals. In a recent opinion piece in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers suggest we should be paying more attention to methane...  [read more]

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    Elasticity: Eating More Meat

    Aug 15, 13 • 652 Views • No Comments

    Earning more probably means eating more meat. Chinese meat consumption surpassed the US in 1990. Their 7-fold increase since 1980 corresponds to a huge GDP pop–maybe by a 50 multiple. One Australian economist hypothesizes that when an economy doubles,...  [read more]