Monday, September 20, 2010

5 Worst Forest Foods

While I was eating lunch @ work today I skimmed through the Metro News and came across an article that screamed at me to be read, and shared on the blog.

5 worst forest foods by Romina McGuinness
  1. Beef
  2. Palm Oil
  3. Rice
  4. Corn
  5. Soy

It's no surprise that beef is number one, but the rest of the culprits are every day foods on many vegan plates, and it really got me riled up that they blame the entire soy consumption on vegetarians! "More and more people are choosing to consume less meat, a decision that has led to an increase in soy, the main ingredient in making tofu (a staple of the vegetarian diet.) Soy covers some 11 million hectares of forest across South America."

The Author, Romina McGuinness, makes no mention whatsoever of the cattle ranchers who are destroying the rainforests to plant soy that becomes animal feed. If the article took a more neutral/less biased position backed up by actual facts, it would have been a far more interesting and believebale article.

Thumbs way down on what could have been a very imformative lesson about how our dinner plate is linked to deforestation.

I commented my feedback in their article pointing out the oversight. Feel free to do the same.

You can read the full article here.

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