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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Happy Earth Day!

I wish I could tell you that I am cooking an all-organic, all-vegetarian meal for my friends while we sit and eat by soy candle light......but I can't.  In fact, I'm being slightly anti-Earth Day because we are going to Andy Nelson's to celebrate Dan's birthday (he LOOOOOOVES that restaurant) and eat a lot of meat.  Feed-lot meat probably.  Michael Pollan would not be happy with me.

In all seriousness though, after all that I am learning and reading about the meat industry, I sometimes wonder about becoming a vegetarian.  But then Dan talks about grilling and I snap out of my crazy dreams.  Who am I kidding?  I LOVE meat.  But perhaps I can be a little bit better about the meat that I choose, and perhaps I can eat less, especially since the meat industry is terrible for the environment.***  So I've been eating vegetarian lunches and even cooking more vegetarian dinners!  I consider it a success that Dan hasn't noticed.... yet :)

Is anyone doing anything today or this weekend to celebrate Earth Day?  Planning on attending any Earth Day activities? 

***In a 2006 report, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concluded that worldwide livestock farming generates 18% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions — by comparison, all the world's cars, trains, planes and boats account for a combined 13% of greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

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Beth said...

I'm thinking about buying some washable napkins. We use about a zillion paper towels a week, and even though I buy Seventh Generation ones, I still feel bad. Napkins would be a big help!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

That's a really smart idea!!!! I use a million all the time as well. Thanks for giving me that tip!

Baltimore Foodie said...

We have been trying to be more conscientious about where we purchase our meat, too. My fiancee read "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer and it made us a little ill. We haven't gone vegetarian, but we try to be much more careful about our meat consumption.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Baltimore Foodie - I haven't read that book! I'll put it on my list.

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