Loading...

To post, comment, or enjoy any of the other features of Einztein, please register.
Already registered? Then log in!

Posts tagged "omnivory" - Page 4

Filter By
  • My Posts
  • Learned Posts
  • My Discussions
  • Joined Discussions
  • Favorite Members
  • Curated Posts
Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Jason Hodin, March 6, 2013

Washington Post food editor goes veg

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/a-former-omnivore-comes-out-as-vegetarian/2013/03/04/4868316a-8054-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html
Jason Hodin
Comments

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
timmy him, March 4, 2013

Hello my name is timmy, I was wondering why isnt there enough food in the world? where is all the money going to instead of feeding people in need of food?.

timmy him
Comments (2)
  • Jerry Tran Jerry Tran March 14, 2013
    There isn't enough food because of some parts of the world, there's not enough resource too have food. Places like Africa doesn't have farms and factories that can produce food, but compared to the U.S we have alot of those everywhere and we can produce alot and sell it.
  • Michelle L-USA Michelle L-USA May 2, 2013
    I agree with you, Jerry. Also, some people just don't have enough money to buy food for their family. Other places may have money, but their country doesn't have enough rain to grow crops.

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Adam Evans, Feb. 25, 2013

Hi my name is Adam Evans and I eat a lot so my food consumption is higher than average. I think that is because I’m a pretty serious runner so I need the extra food.

Adam Evans
Comments

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
niaylah king, Feb. 20, 2013

food & hunger is a very serious topic because it saddens me that saddens me that some people cant even afford the main necessity of life; food.

niaylah king
Comments

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Candace Sibal, Feb. 12, 2013

I’m Candace Sibal, you can say I eat a lot because my food usage is 3800kg compared to your average Washingtonian which is 2704kg. But the difference between me and other people is that I’m not actually hungry, I just eat when I want to cause I’m bored and it tastes good. I feel like if I were president I would make there be an easier way to send my leftovers to Africa and places where people like to eat a lot of junk like I do.

Candace Sibal
Comments (2)

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
niaylah king, Feb. 12, 2013

hi, im niaylah king from seattle washington. i am very hungry right now, so i can related to the topic of food and hunger b/c i want food and i am very hungry

niaylah king
Comments (2)
  • Colin Thompson Colin Thompson Feb. 12, 2013
    You bring up a fantastic point! As humans we want food and it's necessary for us to eat. But it also increases our carbon footprint. YOU just bring up a fantastic point.
  • niaylah king niaylah king Feb. 12, 2013
    more like it increases my carbon poop print!

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Melanie R, Feb. 11, 2013

Hello my name is Melanie I am from Wisconsin. So I eat a lot of meat I was going to become vegetarian with my friend last year. I think that everyone can change their carbon foot print. You should help people everywhere.

Melanie R
Comments (2)
  • Makely Phillips Makely Phillips Feb. 12, 2013
    Did you not end up becoming a vegetarian? I've been a vegetarian my whole life and when I was calculating my carbon footprint I was so surprised how much lower mine was than others under the food section just because I didn't eat meat
  • Christina Ottoson Christina Ottoson Feb. 12, 2013
    I also was a vegetarian for one year, then i started eating a little of meat.
    now i want to try to eat less again, because i saw this short film about how cruel animals are farmed.
    i really agree that being a vegetarian will help your carbon footprint to become smaller.
    but eating meat from a local known farmer or butcher will also be better for the ones who don´t want to stop.

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Melanie R, Feb. 11, 2013

Hello my name is Melanie I am from Wisconsin. So I eat a lot of meat I was going to become vegetarian with my friend last year. I think that everyone can change their carbon foot print. You should help people everywhere.

Melanie R
Comments

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Kegan S., Feb. 11, 2013

Hello, my name is Kegan S. from the USA. When I took the test, it asked how many calories a day we intake. On average a girl eats 1600, and a boy eats 1800. So boys eat more, leading to a higher carbon footprint. So boys produce more carbon than girls, especially for the food category. Does the calories you intake really affect your carbon footprint. Does it mean girls are less carbon users? What do you think? Is more food lead to a higher carbon footprint?

Kegan S.
Comments (9)
  • Conrad M Conrad M Feb. 11, 2013
    Kaitlyn: I think you mean saturated instead of hydrated
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Feb. 11, 2013
    Yes, Kegan is correct. Boys on average consume more calories per day than girls, about 15% more. This difference is present even in poor countries where total calorie consumption is, on average, far lower than in industrialized nations like the USA.

    Morgan is also correct: the number of calories that you eat per day is not the only (or even the main) factor leading to differences between people in the footprint of food. A much more significant factor relates to your food choices: whether meat or vegetable, locally produced or shipped long distance, produced with a lot of fertilizers and energy or not, and so on.
  • Christina Ottoson Christina Ottoson Feb. 13, 2013
    that´s true. boys may be eating more food, but a guy can have a smaller carbon footprint my eating (lots) of organic local food, than a girl, who eats less, but lots of meat and food that comes from far away.
Show All Comments (9)

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Join Now
Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Jesucristo García, Dec. 1, 2012

I support the consumption of meat and fish because it not only provides many essential protein for the body, but the meat is accompanied by essential amino acids needed. The 20% is pure meat protein. These substances are essential for growth, defenses and tissue regeneration.
Fish is one of the healthiest foods and complete, consume twice a week brings huge health benefits thanks to its nutrient composition.
One hundred grams of fish provides on average 18 grams of high biological value protein, ie protein which is easily assimilated by our body as well as being easy to digest

Jesucristo García
Comments (1)
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Dec. 1, 2012
    OK, but many vegetables have high levels of proteins as well, including beans & nuts. And meat-heavy diets are associated with health problems. As author Michael Pollen recommends: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Please register or log in to post a comment.

Are you sure?