Christmas Dinner Hurts Mother Earth? 



2007 Sharon Hughes 


Well, the 'Green Grinches' are at it again.

The BBC reports that A carbon footprint equivalent to 6,000 car journeys around the world, or 51,000 tons of carbon dioxide, will be produced by Christmas dinner in the UK .

Cranberry sauce alone, which is normally imported to Britain from North America, contributes half the carbon footprint related to transport, as calculated by those doing the study on the production, processing and transportation costs of the festive ingredients, for one third of the UK population that they estimate eats a typical Christmas dinner. 

Professor Adisa Azapagic, from the University of Manchester, said: "Food production and processing are responsible for three quarters of the total carbon footprint, with the largest proportion - 60% - being related to the life cycle of the turkey. All stages in the supply chain have been considered, including raising the turkey, growing the vegetables, food storage, consumer shopping, cooking the meal at home and waste management. This includes the emissions of carbon dioxide due to energy consumption along the turkey supply chain and the emissions of methane and nitrous oxide generated due to the agricultural activities to raise the turkey." Read the Full Story here.

I'm speechless.


You know what's really unbelievable about this? These folks get paid, get grants. Get big bucks! to do this kind of research.


What's next? Who knows. These "Green Grinches" also don't want sweethearts to give roses on Valentine's Day. But that's another story.


Happy Eating!



Sharon  Hughes is Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews and a radio talk show host on KDIA AM1640 in San Francisco, RIGHTALK.com, and online at Oneplace.com. Her column appears in many recognized news sites and publications, most recently FRONTPAGEMAG. She also writes for  NewsBusters.org., a division of The Media Research Center. For further information visit her Websites www.changingworldviews.com, WOMANTalk.us, and Blog http://changingworldviews.blogspot.com.

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