Thursday, 24 December 2009

Mery Xmas!!

I know there are people, although not many, who are not for these days of consumerism, thought which I understand and share. Nevertheless both today and tomorrow and the rest of the days of the year... I wish you the best.

As I say, in these days of execesses, although the culture in which we have been raised has made us to think the consumerist way we do, only for respect to those who don't have or almost don't have anythigng to eat, for a sustainable life and for respect to the planet and the other forms of life, I leave you some pieces of advice which I found revising some Greenpeace's information.
  • Eat less meat: Besides being good for your health, according to the FAO, livestock is responsible of 18% of the total emissions of greenhouse gases due to the enormous quantity of energy consumed along the production of fertilizers, logging of rainforests for grazing and soya harvesting, and last but not least, the enormous quantities of methane produced by the animals. In this point I would like to say that a recent research points out that the livestock contributes more than was expected to warm the planet. When I have thoroughly revised the document I will post a summary as always.
  • Opt for organic food: It's farmed without pesticides and fertilizers. It doesn't need foreigner feed and the cyclical methods of production for both livesotck and agriculture suppose less emissions of greenhouse gases.
  • Buy local and seasonal products: You will reduce them movement of goods and the heating of greenhouses.
What I have said: be happy today, tomorrow and always.

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