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by 416 · about 19 hours ago

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 8:02 PM

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

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by 2302 · about 19 hours ago

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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Ro 0 · August 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

So I'm super interested in this. I just bought a kilo of roasted grasshoppers to experiment with in the kitchen. They were EX-PEN-SIVE. $50... for a kilo... Now compare that to the $10 - 15 per kilo you'd pay for most cuts of beef. But here's my... (more)

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by 2303 · about 19 hours ago

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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greymouser 0 · August 07, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I'd rather just eat crickets, but I don't see anything wrong with these. If you have never eaten insects before, google "thai insects import" and you'll find plenty of places to order from. In the end, I like my food looking like food (even if it... (more)

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by 75 · about 19 hours ago

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 1443 · about 19 hours ago

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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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I tried to find some better unbiased, science-based links, but this was all I could find. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. You asked about brands and such, so I found a little bit on that. ***Human Labor*** 1)... (more)

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by 557 · about 19 hours ago

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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Otto 0 · April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I'm quite baffled reading this AND seeing people agreeing on it.. I mean, eating fish & meat is very healthy, but with not eating vegetables you are missing more than half of your vitamins, anti-oxidants and God knows what beneficial stuff is... (more)

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by 8574 · about 20 hours ago

"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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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · January 06, 2012 at 2:03 AM

He just happens to be an animal rights zealot (meat=murder), as are most of his endorsers. That's one thing I give Campbell some credit for- it's clear he actually believes his diet is best and isn't just harping on about it because he wants a new... (more)

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by 5135 · about 20 hours ago

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 12174 · about 20 hours ago

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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Jamie_5 0 · May 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM

I need Zuckerberg type cash. I love his ambition to find something to ease the boredom of wiping his a$$ with hundred dollar bills. I gotta respect this though. Having the guts to kill his own food, something most people wouldn't do. Us Americans... (more)

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by 270 · about 20 hours ago

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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MotoXgirL 0 · May 18, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Only the strong survive!

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by 106 · about 20 hours ago

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 1906 · about 20 hours ago

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 801 · about 20 hours ago

I've heard all of the environmental arguments against eating meat, from cows farting methane clouds resulting in climate change to the resources - land, water, feed - that growing meat requires. Is the paleo diet environmentally responsible? Can... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Hey, I was trained as an agricultural economist and I work in sustainable agriculture now. There is an increasing awareness that vegetarianism is NOT a panacea for climate change and that those who initially pushed it as such did not know much... (more)

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by 215 · October 21, 2014 at 4:28 AM

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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Nick_39 0 · August 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Whenever it's too much for you to be meating your health goals, that's too much. It's an individual thing. If you were, for some unknown reason, trying to strictly shooting for the 80%/20% guideline, which is a very vague and general... (more)

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by 9402 · October 21, 2014 at 4:11 AM

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 6:50 PM

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

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by 321 · October 21, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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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Mark_26 0 · May 02, 2012 at 4:39 PM

The future of farming will be environmentally sustainable, small farms. Think of a garden in everyone's backyard, on the roof of every building, and community gardens in parks. Essentially, all of the Earth's 'food belts' are already being... (more)

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by 566 · October 21, 2014 at 3:48 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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Heidi_1 0 · April 30, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I think large tracts of fire-managed tallgrass prairie in the Midwest with free range herds of buffalo (culled by hunting) would be much more sustainable than forest preserves of deer/elk and would provide more more quality meat per acre of... (more)

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by 10176 · October 21, 2014 at 3:21 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 1138 · October 21, 2014 at 3:21 AM

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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cliff_1 0 · July 08, 2011 at 12:34 AM

We haven't been grain-feeding animals heavily for that long. We will probably see a total reverse in policy and grass fed will be the norm.

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by 2393 · October 20, 2014 at 3:34 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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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Doesn't adoption make much more sense for the majority of people? I think people simplify adoption as the "answer". Adoption isn't just like picking a child like a toy off a shelf. It takes a very special person/family to adopt a child... (more)

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by 2175 · October 20, 2014 at 3:30 AM

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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Jay_15 0 · February 24, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I like square foot gardening http://www.squarefootgardening.com/. Using raised beds makes better use of space and is pretty easy on beginners. We grow lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, radishes, green onions, 2-3 varieties of peppers, and of course... (more)

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by 15 · October 20, 2014 at 3:27 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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txrandom 0 · January 11, 2012 at 2:46 AM

For sustainability, check out: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_regional.aspx?region_id=0 Beware many of the Best Choices are farmed. For mercury levels, you basically want to eat things low on the food chain. Sardines... (more)

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by 487 · October 19, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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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paleohacks 0 · September 28, 2012 at 3:09 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 75 · October 18, 2014 at 3:08 AM

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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Stabby 0 · March 09, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Well duh grassfed meat is healthier. I agree. If it is more vegetables instead of grains and legumes then I agree. Depends on what he means by "more", though, I eat about 8 cups of vegetables, including some sweet potatoes every day. I don't... (more)

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by 2825 · October 17, 2014 at 3:16 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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Happy_Now 0 · July 25, 2011 at 8:44 PM

We're lucky enough in Seattle to have a curbside compost program that includes animal products. No liquids though, so if I have old stock I mix that in with a big pile of soil out back or toss it out on the lawn and water it in.

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