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News for February 15, 2010

How being vegetarian does more harm to the environment than eating meat

It is a claim that could put a dent in the green credentials of vegetarians: Meat-free diets can be bad for the planet.

Environmental activists and vegetarians have long taken pleasure in telling those who enjoy a steak that livestock farming is a major source of harmful greenhouse gases.

But research has shown that giving up meat may not be as green as it seems.

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Life tastes good for young farmers.

The wooden butcher block of food that Mark Trealout and Laura Boyd put out for our visit to their Kawartha Lakes farmhouse is a thing of beauty.

Finger-sized slices of ham and free-form sausages, both made from their pigs, surround a bowl of whole-grain mustard. The ham was smoked at Len & Patti’s Butcher Block in nearby Lindsay. The sausages are homemade.

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