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1208127.  Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:00 pm Reply with quote

I think more of the cow than 70% might be in some way usable, even if not fit for consumption. As well as the obvious leather, there is also the use of bones for bonemeal that is used for fertiliser.

1208145.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:57 am Reply with quote

It's not what is usabled, more what is used.
As Spud's grandparents noted, there isn't much other than the squeal you can't use on a pig, but because of fashionsm we no longer use the whole animal, it's s similar with a cow. Cuts like shin shanks and false fillet are perfectly edible, but not readily avalable.

1208152.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:58 am Reply with quote

Series Q: quinto quarto, the offal of butchered animals.

1208196.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:34 am Reply with quote

Surplus bucklings are a by-product of goat's milk.

1208203.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:02 am Reply with quote

That in no way helps your case.

1208216.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:06 am Reply with quote

Yes, but:

(1) Bacon

(2) The nubility in leather bikinis

I think you'll find those are the killer arguments.


1208217.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:08 am Reply with quote

leather bikinis?? O_o

1208218.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:15 am Reply with quote

You must have led a sheltered life.

Zziggy wrote:

They're usually more symetrical than that...


1208220.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:16 am Reply with quote

Doesn't sound hygienic to me.

1208223.  Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:35 am Reply with quote

Is that your romantic side coming through?



1208728.  Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:05 pm Reply with quote

cornixt wrote:
Not all land used to produce animal feed is suitable for other crops. There is a lot of farmland near where I live that is used to grow grasses for hay simply because it can't be used to grow anything else - hay is not especially profitable.

There is another alternative to land that is under "use" by homo sapiens - leaving it wild, unmolested and biodiverse. Ever been to a forest? They're quite nice things, IMHO. UK used to be 99% covered in them.

I used to think hillside rearing of sheep was environmental, but George Monbiot put me right on that misapprehension - it's incredibly destructive and inefficient. If you can't find the relevant article (Guardian), I will try later.

1208793.  Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:43 pm Reply with quote

This one, gruff?

1208835.  Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:31 am Reply with quote

If you can't find the relevant article (Guardian), I will try later.

This one?

That's a column (opinion), not a (journalistic) article.

1209510.  Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:02 am Reply with quote

Yes, thanks, Leith

Monbiot always expresses opinions, that's what makes him interesting to read & he's very prepared to change his opinion when presented with evidence that is new or that he was previously unaware of.

There is no environmental journalist that I know of that is more thorough in his research and/or provides references so clearly for his opinions.

It is both opinion and journalism. It is entirely possible to have both simultaneously; the difference with Monbiot is that he is explicit in his opinions, unlike the implicit opinions of most right/left media outlets.


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