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by 404 · October 24, 2013 at 05:30 PM

I'm not talking about meat eventually running out. I'm talking about high quality meat being available and sustainable in the long run. I'm thinking about all of the people in the world that eat meat.... Multiplying that times the amount if food... (more)

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iffer 0 · October 23, 2013 at 08:02 PM

For the current human population? No. For the ideal sustainable human population? Absolutely.

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by 2272 · August 23, 2013 at 04:13 AM

So just saw this article about growing bugs at home: http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/farm-432---insect-breeding-on-your-kitchen-counter-214732341.html Seems pretty darn cool to me, similar to the guy using crickets for protein bars. Do you see... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 23, 2013 at 04:13 AM

I might give it a try. Smash the stigma!

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by 228 · August 13, 2013 at 07:50 PM

So I've heard about 80/20 paleo to increase sustainability of healthy eating, but how many meals per week would be too much

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jrunell 0 · August 13, 2013 at 07:50 PM

To keep it simple, 80/20 Paleo would allow you 1 cheat day per week or 4 non-paleo meals per week.

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by 2282 · August 17, 2013 at 01:20 PM

I recently stumbled upon this awesome cricket flour protein bar (their cricket flour has more protein than beef) concept on Kick Starter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exoprotein/exo-protein-bars-made-from-cricket-flour Exo will... (more)

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begob 0 · August 07, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Some media coverage last year in UK about ground up mealworms to replace grain flour. I think this was the radio show (oops - 2011 - time flies): http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/14718927 The Dutch are breeding the worms for this purpose (not sure... (more)

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by 75 · February 05, 2013 at 11:22 PM

How sustainable is this diet for your typical American pauper? Would a 90% vegetarian diet consisting of mostly plant foods w/ some meat be more sustainable or less sustainable? Is CAFO meat worse than GMO soy, or are they both likely to be just... (more)

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PaleoRocks 0 · January 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

You could go for the Irish approach - potatoes and milk. Add some free range eggs, sardines and occasional ground beef and liver and you're pretty much there. (Assuming you're ok with potatoes and dairy.)

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by 100 · January 13, 2013 at 02:24 AM

As I was leaving my crossfit box this morning, I walked past a large, $70,000ish SUV with a couple crossfit stickers on the bumper. It got me thinking: are there principles which undergird the paleo or paleo/crossfit lifestyle which ought to... (more)

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Melody_5 0 · January 12, 2013 at 08:52 PM

This can be a chicken/egg thing for some people. Some come to paleo for weight/health and then see patterns of the same in other parts of their lives. Some, like myself, start looking at life as a whole and what is important, etc. Paleo (or... (more)

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by 9387 · July 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I had asked a related question before, but didn't seem to get much in the way of quantitative answers: http://paleohacks.com/questions/129116/must-we-really-concede-that-paleo-primal-for-all-is-not-sustainable So here is a different angle. ... (more)

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RawNut 0 · December 30, 2012 at 06:50 PM

This family of four is growing all their food in and around a 16′W x 16′L x 3.5′D = 896 ft³ pool. It's its own little ecosystem. http://gardenpool.org/

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by 429 · September 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I've been on a Paleo diet for almost 4 months now. By far, the Paleo diet has been the easiest to stick to. I've lost 17 lbs., have all sorts of energy, and just had the best lipid panel of my life. As many of you know, 90% of diets fail and... (more)

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dzone 0 · September 28, 2012 at 03:09 AM

Yes, it is easy. If you want some corn tortillas, eat 'em. If gluten doesn't wreck you have a piece of cake now and again. The point is not perfection. I like the 90/10, 80/20 rule. I know that even though I'm trying to lose weight when... (more)

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by 321 · March 11, 2013 at 06:16 PM

What kind of methods of futuristic farming would fit into your idea of eating with a evolutionary stand point ? Where would you draw the line as to what is acceptable and what changes to the food system would you be willing to change ? I'm... (more)

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Dave_LeBlanc 0 · March 11, 2013 at 06:16 PM

Aquaponics are 100% natural and Organic by definition. You are creating natural ecosystems in controlled locations. Any introduction of chemicals, hormones, pesticides etc on any end of the spectrum is likely to kill the other end of the spectrum.... (more)

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by 2394 · May 01, 2012 at 01:34 AM

Ok, so forgive me if something like this has been asked before, but I've had this conversation a few times now, and it always stems from conversations about my dietary choices. From an evolutionary standpoint, the idea of children was to ensure... (more)

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Rockydawg 0 · April 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

The more kids the more hunting gathering that can be done for the tribe. The weak kids will get eaten by the tigers. Survival of the fittest. Gooooo Paleo!!!!

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by 566 · April 30, 2012 at 01:42 AM

I've seen a few question asked about the sustainability of the paleo diet and they all seem to argue the same thing(s). One article I read estimated that it would take half the land in the United States to grass feed our (Americans) intake of... (more)

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Terr_O_ 0 · April 30, 2012 at 01:42 AM

"The point of methane and global warming arises too" Only among the easily duped.

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by 1457 · June 02, 2013 at 12:58 AM

I use coconut oil (extra virgin) for everything. Hair, skin, teeth, and cooking. I think it's a wonderful, amazing gift. But, I wonder how environmentally friendly it is, as it's still harvested in tropical or warm regions. Whether the coconut... (more)

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Cave_Man_Mind_2 0 · June 02, 2013 at 12:58 AM

If there is enough demand for coconut oil, they will slash and burn vast acreage to grow it, too. Palm oil is just used in more things, so it needs more land. There is no truly sustainable anything when we demand more and more.

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by 550 · April 23, 2012 at 05:05 AM

I am a college student and like a lot of people.. my budget is limited. I don't buy any vegetables unless they are potatoes or cabbage to make saurkraut. Thinking about my diet/the plant/my wallet two questions come to mind. Why should i buy... (more)

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Brianne 0 · April 23, 2012 at 04:44 AM

Meat doesn't have fiber...

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by 2176 · February 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

When it comes to eating, I have no problem. Now I wish to enter the world of self sustainable growing. I have grown successfully in the past, but with the typical modern supplies. How do you prepare your soil organically, and what are the top 10... (more)

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dzone 0 · February 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Mulching and terracing. I don't compost anything. Compost is more work than I want to do. The ground here is usually hard and dry. I'm not breaking my back digging in compost. I chop up everything that I can to use as mulch. I also bring home... (more)

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by 15 · January 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I made the switch from veganism to paleo. The humane treatment of animals is important to me, so I've choose wild caught fish over farmed. However, I know that there are higher mercury levels in wild fish than in farmed. I'm looking for... (more)

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uep 0 · January 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Chris Kresser has an article (and one of the first few podcast episodes, perhaps the one where he discusses n-3 vs n-6 for an hour and a half non stop!) in which he basically reaches the conclusion that eating fish is safer than not eating it. To... (more)

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by 8497 · May 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM

"Comfortably Unaware explains, so clearly, how what we choose to eat has a direct impact on the health of Planet Earth: how modern agro-business and our thoughtless appetites are, quite literally, destroying the environment and the future of our... (more)

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Niels_1 0 · May 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM

www.Waterfootprint.org we'd better start to drink beer than eating meat. Oppenlander is right. We eat too much meat. All against this fact are a bunch of meat junkies. I myself love meat, once a week and high quality, superb taste and accompanied... (more)

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by 5111 · October 28, 2011 at 03:20 AM

Reading the NPR article mentioned in this thread really got me thinking. The attitude of the author and many of the commentators suggested that somehow it is my personal responsibility to eat a diet that would be sustainable for the 7 billion... (more)

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by 2817 · July 26, 2011 at 03:29 AM

I'm really into the nature-respecting aspects of this lifestyle. Part of "The Vegetarian Myth," details how life cycles are vital for good soil cultivation - bones return to the earth, break down and feed plants, essentially. As I bagged up a pile... (more)

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Alex 0 · July 26, 2011 at 03:29 AM

I'm out in the country, and I just toss bones and any other cooked food down the hill, south of the house. I figure the various critters will take care of it. Waste plant material and eggshells are the only things that I compost.

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by 10068 · July 13, 2011 at 04:24 AM

Possible Duplicate: Is paleo sustainable? This not a snarky question, but the result of reading an article on sustainability tactics in the Scandinavian capitals. There is a interview with a family in Stockholm trying to reduce their... (more)

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by 1127 · July 08, 2011 at 01:31 PM

http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20110630_usda-finds-in-favor-of-grass-fed-cows Came across this article today. It's so encouraging to me to see this type of article... I try to be an optimist, and maybe things are starting to change in the food... (more)

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Tim_5 0 · July 08, 2011 at 01:31 PM

That article was great except for the a-hole from Fox Business who is probably being paid by big AG to put it down!! We can all hope that this is a step in the right direction, but it will be a tough road to eliminate grain fed processes with all... (more)

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by 12108 · May 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2011/05/26/mark-zuckerbergs-new-challenge-eating-only-what-he-kills/ The Facebook founder's current pet project is eating meat that only comes from animals that he has slaughtered himself. Would you do... (more)

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Teddy_1 0 · May 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Before I went Paleo, I was vegetarian and, for the last six months of my vegetarianism, always said that I would stay vegetarian until I was able to kill, clean, and cook animals on my own. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look... (more)

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by 263 · May 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? The question is more about the sustainability of the paleo way of eating. I have been doing it for 6 weeks lost 23 lbs and feel fantastic. now... (more)

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memostotle 0 · May 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Methane emissions would probably increase dramatically. And less CO2 absorption from crops.

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by 106 · April 23, 2011 at 05:01 PM

http://news.discovery.com/earth/grass-fed-beef-grain.html This just seems strange to me. The guy says that cows digest grain better than grass???

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Rob_E 0 · April 22, 2011 at 11:51 PM

According to Green House Gasses Online, Rice Paddies produce 50 to 100 million metric tonnes of methane every year. Compared to the 80 million attributed to cattle. I think rice farming should be banned. At least cows produce fertilizer and... (more)

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by 1866 · April 14, 2011 at 06:17 PM

Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? A common criticism of eating beef is that it's not sustainable. Specific arguments include: By some estimates, 2500 gallons of water are needed... (more)

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by 75 · March 09, 2011 at 08:21 PM

As a relative newcomer to Paleo I'm still formulating in my mind and habits the best way to promote a sustainable diet. Mark Bittman, the minimalist from the New York Times author of Food Matters, would certainly be on board with most of the... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 09, 2011 at 08:10 PM

I'm more familiar with Pollan's work, but it seems to dovetail nicely. I'm all for sustainable tree hugging and what not. But really, I'm more in to figuring out what works for me than fighting any political battles. As more people want grass fed... (more)