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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
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  • 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!

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Discussions Discussion Home grown
Sophia Herrmann, Feb. 12, 2013

I think it would be a smart idea to grow gardens in parking strips.

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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
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  • 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.

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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.

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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.
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  • 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.
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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

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  • 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.”

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
meghan M-USA, Nov. 29, 2012

Hi. I am Meghan M from the US. Hunger can cause serious mental and physical issues. In the first 1.44 min. of this video their are some important statistics about hunger. It tell who and how hunger affect people. After watching this video it sparked an idea that since people who go hungry often have these health issues their children and future generation will most likely be stuck in this recurring cycle because they cannot focus in school so they can’t go on to college not just because of money but also their grades aren’t at an acceptable level. This why people like us have to do something about it because we are lucky enough to not have to worry about where our next meal is going to come from. by donating food to food banks and handing leftovers or a snack pack taped on to a water bottle to people standing on the side of the road can make a huge difference not only in their health, but it can brighten their day to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsQCw6JdmQk
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  • Odalys G Odalys G Feb. 11, 2013
    That is a very good video!
  • Melanie R Melanie R Feb. 11, 2013
    Its a really good video!
  • Kaitlyn F Kaitlyn F Feb. 11, 2013
    This is great to know. People should start pitching in more for world hunger!

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Tolu L-USA, Nov. 26, 2012

Hello! My name is Tolu L-Usa from Houston. When I calculated my carbon footprint I found out that my calculation for the food portion was below average to a average citizen in the U.S. I was really suprised because I thought I ate a lot, but when I looked back and analyzed my results I finally started to understand. I found out that I since I don’t eat alot of processed foods, and my family isn’t eating a lot of pork. It was also below average because my family always tries to throw away the least amount of food when we are eating, because we don’ t like to waste food. I think eveyone should start watching out for the amounts of food they throw away, becasue so much food is wasted everyday and that food could actually help people lacking food.

http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats
Tolu L-USA
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  • Jasmine K. Jasmine K. Feb. 11, 2013
    You are totally right about how no kid should be hungry. I would totally try not to throw any food away. If I could I would give all the extra food we have and donate it somewhere.
  • Christina Ottoson Christina Ottoson Feb. 13, 2013
    i also have thought of that. but the best way to prevent wasting food, is just buying only as much as we need.
    we, as consumers have a lot of power to change things and everybody should start it- and because the food companies will notice.

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
meghan M-USA, Nov. 26, 2012

Hi. This is Meghan M from Houston. I recently watched I a video about the impact on the enviornment from just a cheese burger. This caught my atention mainly because I didn’t realize how something so tiny in our everyday live can emit so much carbon. This got me thinking what else in my everyday life do I not realize is hurting the enviornment. I found out that almost everything we do effects our carbon footprint including eating, drinking, and playing sports. I exercise almost everyday and I realized that every time I exercise I release 625ml of CO2 into the atmosphere per minute. A lot of the time we know that we are releasing CO2 but we don’t realize how much and the way it effects our ecosystem. This video showed me that i need to look carefully at everything thing I am doing and try to still maintain a normal life while helping the earth.

http://vimeo.com/8182986
meghan M-USA
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Nov. 30, 2012
    great, meghan, but don't stop exercising! there are many other ways to reduce your footprint :)

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
rachel p-USA, Nov. 26, 2012

hi guys! im rachel P from houston and my food portion of my carbon footprint was below average. I think this is because I come from a family who always takes home their food from restaraunts we eat at and also because we don’t eat alot. We always keep our leftovers and try to throw away the least amount of food possible. As america’s obesity rates have been escalating over the past few decades as drive thrus have become more common, world hunger has also increased. This shocked me and made me want to help out! If more americans would take a few hours out of their week to volenteer at a local food bank then we at least are on the right track to decreasing world hunger. Also influencing others to eat healthier at churches and charity organizations can actually influence us to make better choices when it comes to being green and healthful. “The faster we start to make a difference and change our ways the easier it will be to avoid this “perfect storm” we are about to enter”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uwKOBBo5co
rachel p-USA
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