Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tofu Eaters Are Harming the Planet

I know you suspected it, but it’s always good to have some scientific evidence. It turns out that all of the virtue signalling vegans are killing the planet. They don’t eat meat, fish or chicken, but the foods they do consume harm the ecosystem… even more than does meat.

The Tab has the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

So it turns out almond milk is actually really damaging the planet. It’s putting tonnes of pressure on bees causing them to die and 130 pints of water are needed to produce just one glass of wholesome almond milk.

And now you thought ok well I’ll change to oat milk and I’m still being really good to the planet because I eat tofu instead of chicken. Well turns out tofu is pretty bad too.

A new study by Dr. Graham McAuliffe has revealed tofu could be more harmful to the planet than chicken, beef and pork. Speaking at the National Farmers Union Dr. Graham McAuliffe of the Rothamsted Institute said after researching  tofu, he’d concluded it potentially causes more environmental damage because of the production to make the processed protein source.

He said: “But if you look at tofu, which is processed so there is more energy going into its production, when you correct for the fact that the protein in it is not as digestible compared to the meat-based products, you can see that it could actually have a higher global warming potential than any of the mono gastric animals.

“To get the same amount of protein, tofu is worse.”​

Tofu has also been found as damaging for the environment by the WWF 10 years ago. They found that the production of soya, which is what tofu is made out of, increases dependence on imported commodities. Aka the more tofu we use, the more gets shipped/flown over and produces more carbon emissions. A lot of the tofu we consume in the UK is produced in Japan, the US and the Netherlands. So a lot of emissions getting produced just so you can feel like an environmental hero.

There you have it. If you read down the rest of the wildly informative article, you will learn all about the damage that other politically correct foods are doing to our blessed planet.


UbuMaccabee said...

One day the planet will wipe out virtually all complex life forms, and it will not even know any of it even existed, and neither will it care. If nature has a teleology at all, we don't matter. Whenever I hear an environmentalist, I think of this fact and it gives me great pleasure. Earth > all organic life on it.

Enjoy your steak while you can.

Sam L. said...

Tofu: The HORROR!!!! The horror...