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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.


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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