Posts Tagged ‘food’

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Beef high in fat and Oil

July 20, 2008

About 10 years ago I stopped eating beef because it was high in fat and that’s not healthy for me.

Now I have a second reason.  Beef is a huge energy waster.  Here’s the chain:

  • Beef comes from cows.
  • Cows from feed lots are fattened up with corn.
  • Corn takes a lot of oil to produce (plus corn for ethanol competes with oil)

Cows also use lots of energy in transport and processing.

Source Federico Mena Quintero

Source Federico Mena Quintero

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Unsustainable breakfast tacos, this has GOT TO STOP

July 19, 2008

Nothing is more ubiquitous in Austin than long chains of 100+ summer days than breakfast tacos.  Typically, these tasty tortilla mastications are simply wrapped in a square of foil.

Unless you happen to buy them at Berry Hill.  There you get the foil surrounded by a foam box included in a plastic bag.  What’s a taco without a bag of chips and cup of salsa.  Don’t forget to throw in the utensils set!

Oh, I wish I’d taken a photo!