Thursday, 5 November 2009

Vegetarian Or Vegan?

Adrian Windisch noted the 'World Vegan Day' on November 1st was a day for raising awareness of 'ethical and environmentally-friendly' food issues. He argues:
"Vegan farming can help to overcome world hunger by helping Global Food Security; help protect our fertile lands and fresh water reserves, and cut greenhouse gas emissions."
Meanwhile Elizabeth Thomas picks up on a recent interview with Lord Stern, who explained that
"Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better."
But while cutting down is realistic she couldn't imagine giving up meat completely.

Elsewhere Robin Smith says that Lord Stern's recommendations are simply not necessary to avert climate change, because current consumer behaviour is so wasteful.

On the other hand Mr London Street is a confirmed gastronomic carnivore - not for him doner kebabs and hamburgers, his taste runs more to confit of pheasant and squid stuffed with haggis - just so long as there's enough to stretch his stomach!


Update: The Baglady is a big fan of wild mushrooms - especially when she doesn't have to cook them for herself.

And Wendy is also a forager - she provides some helpful (and, dare I say it, accurate) reviews of local feeding stations.

Oranjepan says:
Food - it's all bananas to me!


Related reading: The Good Food Guide

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