I'm not talking about meat eventually running out. I'm talking about high quality meat being available and sustainable in the long run. I'm thinking about all of the people in the world that eat meat.... Multiplying that times the amount if food... (more)
How sustainable is this diet for your typical American pauper? Would a 90% vegetarian diet consisting of mostly plant foods w/ some meat be more sustainable or less sustainable? Is CAFO meat worse than GMO soy, or are they both likely to be just... (more)
You could go for the Irish approach - potatoes and milk. Add some free range eggs, sardines and occasional ground beef and liver and you're pretty much there. (Assuming you're ok with potatoes and dairy.)
I use coconut oil (extra virgin) for everything. Hair, skin, teeth, and cooking. I think it's a wonderful, amazing gift. But, I wonder how environmentally friendly it is, as it's still harvested in tropical or warm regions. Whether the coconut... (more)
I am a college student and like a lot of people.. my budget is limited. I don't buy any vegetables unless they are potatoes or cabbage to make saurkraut. Thinking about my diet/the plant/my wallet two questions come to mind. Why should i buy... (more)
"Comfortably Unaware explains, so clearly, how what we choose to eat has a direct impact on the health of Planet Earth: how modern agro-business and our thoughtless appetites are, quite literally, destroying the environment and the future of our... (more)
He just happens to be an animal rights zealot (meat=murder), as are most of his endorsers. That's one thing I give Campbell some credit for- it's clear he actually believes his diet is best and isn't just harping on about it because he wants a new... (more)
Reading the NPR article mentioned in this thread really got me thinking. The attitude of the author and many of the commentators suggested that somehow it is my personal responsibility to eat a diet that would be sustainable for the 7 billion... (more)
I was into Ayn Rand before I went Paleo, so no. :) i was actually led into Paleo via Objectivism as many Objectivists are Paleo as well (not all, but many). But I have encountered that same argument many times, and hate it for the precise same... (more)
Possible Duplicate: Is paleo sustainable? This not a snarky question, but the result of reading an article on sustainability tactics in the Scandinavian capitals. There is a interview with a family in Stockholm trying to reduce their... (more)
http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2011/05/26/mark-zuckerbergs-new-challenge-eating-only-what-he-kills/ The Facebook founder's current pet project is eating meat that only comes from animals that he has slaughtered himself. Would you do... (more)
Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? A common criticism of eating beef is that it's not sustainable. Specific arguments include: By some estimates, 2500 gallons of water are needed... (more)
I've heard all of the environmental arguments against eating meat, from cows farting methane clouds resulting in climate change to the resources - land, water, feed - that growing meat requires. Is the paleo diet environmentally responsible? Can... (more)
Hey, I was trained as an agricultural economist and I work in sustainable agriculture now. There is an increasing awareness that vegetarianism is NOT a panacea for climate change and that those who initially pushed it as such did not know much... (more)
So just saw this article about growing bugs at home: http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/farm-432---insect-breeding-on-your-kitchen-counter-214732341.html Seems pretty darn cool to me, similar to the guy using crickets for protein bars. Do you see... (more)
I recently stumbled upon this awesome cricket flour protein bar (their cricket flour has more protein than beef) concept on Kick Starter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exoprotein/exo-protein-bars-made-from-cricket-flour Exo will... (more)
As I was leaving my crossfit box this morning, I walked past a large, $70,000ish SUV with a couple crossfit stickers on the bumper. It got me thinking: are there principles which undergird the paleo or paleo/crossfit lifestyle which ought to... (more)
I had asked a related question before, but didn't seem to get much in the way of quantitative answers: http://paleohacks.com/questions/129116/must-we-really-concede-that-paleo-primal-for-all-is-not-sustainable So here is a different angle. ... (more)
This family of four is growing all their food in and around a 16???W x 16???L x 3.5???D = 896 ft?? pool. It's its own little ecosystem. http://gardenpool.org/
When it comes to eating, I have no problem. Now I wish to enter the world of self sustainable growing. I have grown successfully in the past, but with the typical modern supplies. How do you prepare your soil organically, and what are the top 10... (more)
http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20110630_usda-finds-in-favor-of-grass-fed-cows Came across this article today. It's so encouraging to me to see this type of article... I try to be an optimist, and maybe things are starting to change in the food... (more)
Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? The question is more about the sustainability of the paleo way of eating. I have been doing it for 6 weeks lost 23 lbs and feel fantastic. now... (more)
I've been on a Paleo diet for almost 4 months now. By far, the Paleo diet has been the easiest to stick to. I've lost 17 lbs., have all sorts of energy, and just had the best lipid panel of my life. As many of you know, 90% of diets fail and... (more)
What kind of methods of futuristic farming would fit into your idea of eating with a evolutionary stand point ? Where would you draw the line as to what is acceptable and what changes to the food system would you be willing to change ? I'm... (more)
http://news.discovery.com/earth/grass-fed-beef-grain.html This just seems strange to me. The guy says that cows digest grain better than grass???
As a relative newcomer to Paleo I'm still formulating in my mind and habits the best way to promote a sustainable diet. Mark Bittman, the minimalist from the New York Times author of Food Matters, would certainly be on board with most of the... (more)
Ok, so forgive me if something like this has been asked before, but I've had this conversation a few times now, and it always stems from conversations about my dietary choices. From an evolutionary standpoint, the idea of children was to ensure... (more)
I've seen a few question asked about the sustainability of the paleo diet and they all seem to argue the same thing(s). One article I read estimated that it would take half the land in the United States to grass feed our (Americans) intake of... (more)
I'm really into the nature-respecting aspects of this lifestyle. Part of "The Vegetarian Myth," details how life cycles are vital for good soil cultivation - bones return to the earth, break down and feed plants, essentially. As I bagged up a pile... (more)
We're lucky enough in Seattle to have a curbside compost program that includes animal products. No liquids though, so if I have old stock I mix that in with a big pile of soil out back or toss it out on the lawn and water it in.
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?