Environmentalists explain how Thanksgiving is killing the planet

Environmentalists explain how Thanksgiving is killing the planet
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[Ed. – I’m sure Christmas, Easter, Passover, and 4th of July celebrations are contributing to the mayhem as well.  Forget Mardi Gras.  I suppose Diwali and Chinese New Year will have to be dispensed with too.]

The Huffington Post (now, HuffPo), published a lengthy diatribe on the subject Wednesday, heaping scorn upon scorn upon stuffing.

“Meat and meat byproducts (cheese, butter and heavy cream, for example) have a larger environmental footprint than plant-based ingredients,” the outlet sobs. “According to research done by Carnegie Mellon University, the carbon footprint of a 16-pound turkey creates a total of 34.2 pounds of CO2 — the same amount produced by turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, rolled biscuits and apple pie combined.”

Fortunately, that’s because turkeys are “efficient” at growing. … [T]hough, environmentalists are quick to point out, it’s still not as carbon-emission friendly as “Tofurky.”

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