Tom Schmitz

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Tom Schmitz
Posted over 1 year ago
How attached are you to your deeply held beliefs? If solutions to global problems challenge your worldview, how do you react?
Lauren, I always understood that it's an undeniable fact that, in general, producing protein on the hoof is more costly in terms of resources than producing it via plants. If that's true it stands on it's head the argument that there's not enough land to feed people on a plant-based diet -- I didn't actually get that from his talk. I got that in certain places that would be the case...but, not in general. Of course, many resources ...like the cost of land being depleted...aren't priced properly, if at all. Trade-offs apply everywhere...so, is the trade-off of reducing desertification against expending more of other resources...like water...a good one...a bad one....or a false one... - it probably depends upon the place and its characteristics.. -- one size doesn't fit all I suppose. All very thought-provoking.
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Tom Schmitz
Posted over 1 year ago
How attached are you to your deeply held beliefs? If solutions to global problems challenge your worldview, how do you react?
A terrifically fascinating topic. After 12 years as a near-vegetarian who never misses an opportunity to tell people how bad meat-eating is for the environment, for the first time, I've heard a compelling presentation to make me reconsider and at a minimum do some research. One burning question for me is, assuming it's true that the water used to produce meat protein (even if it's via this holistic approach vice factory farming) still dwarfs the water used to produce plant-based protein.... - how does that issue interact with what the presenter is advocating?