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RE: [fukuoka_farming] Re: natives/non-natives

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  • Carol
    But aren t those things the result of overgrazing? Carol
    Message 1 of 33 , Jul 2, 2002
      But aren't those things the result of overgrazing?

      Carol

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Chuck West [mailto:cwest@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 3:08 PM
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: natives/non-natives
      >
      >
      >
      > From: "Carol" <reggiecs@...> said, in part
      >
      > > I think it should be mentioned that these super gaseous
      > and polluting
      > > cattle are your standard, grain-fed, feedlot cattle.
      > 100% pastured
      > > cattle give off much less methane and do not pollute
      > nearly as much,
      > > if at all. If cattle eat grasses and their pastures are
      > managed to
      > > prevent overgrazing, they are not the environmental
      > threat that they
      > > can be and that the majority of them are today.
      > >
      > > Carol
      >
      > While I believe you are right about grass-fed, free-ranging
      > cattle emitting
      > much less methane, I am SURE you are wrong to imply that
      > they proffer no
      > environmental threat. Cattle have traditionally destroyed
      > prairielands and
      > when they are kept in large numbers, there is almost always
      > significant
      > polluting of groundwater.
      >
      > Chuck in Indiana
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    • Wendy
      Hi all, I just need to briefly interject one point. While yes I agree there are too many people in the world, a bigger problem is overconsumption by the few
      Message 33 of 33 , Jul 4, 2002
        Hi all,
        I just need to briefly interject one point. While yes I agree there are too
        many people in the world, a bigger problem is overconsumption by the few in
        the so-called developed world, many of whom actually believe all this stuff
        is what they need and are used to, and our push to have the rest of the
        world desire and also be dependant on lots of our junk vs. meeting basic
        needs naturally and locally without destruction and disrespect.

        It is an important note, because it actually places blame and belittles the
        rest of the world and is usually us white folks or other from the "developed
        world" who focus it that way. Meanwhile we consume 40% of the world's
        resources and cause major environmental destruction, depletion, etc. etc.
        Someone told me that every one American born is equivalent to 10 individuals
        in terms of consumption, etc. I believe it.

        I find it important daily to question that which us privileged and spoiled
        believe to be reality in terms of needs, actions, thoughts, etc.

        thanks,
        peace,
        wendy
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