Help Save the Planet:  Eat Lentils

Comment by Kip Hansen — 23 March 2023

Now, you may think I’m trying to put one over on you.  But I’m not, really.  This advice comes from the Washington Post’s Climate Coach.

Say what?  Climate Coach?  Is that like a Life Coach?  A Planet-Saving Life Coach?  Well, sort of – the Post’s Climate Coach is Michael Coren.  Oh, not the famous Canadian theologian, radio host and writer.  A different Michael Coren, this one

What does he do?  He writes an advice columnHe is the Dear Abby for the climate concerned.  He (and other authors of the Green Living section)  has advised readers of the Washington Post on home composting, how to buy Green Bonds, offered energy-saving tips for our home appliances, advised readers on green funeral options (from composting to natural burial to water cremation – NB: Those with weak stomachs should not follow the link on water cremation.), told us that we you should almost always wash our clothes with cold water and that we should be taking flights on planes burning re-processed French-fry oil.  All in the service of saving the planet, of course.

His latest advice for  the “Save the Planet®” crowd is: “eat lentils every day”.

Lentils conceal their superpowers with a dowdy exterior. Pound for pound, raw lentils have more protein than steak. While not as protein-dense once cooked, they pack even more iron than meat, in addition to other vitamins and minerals…..Today, the lentil is again on the front lines. This time, against climate change. While start-ups scramble to engineer a sustainable protein, from lab-grown meat to fake burgers, lentils are a ready solution, one with a proven record…..When it comes to combating climate change, the lentil may be the perfect legume. They’re also, as the caviar mention implies, delicious. So why do Americans eat fewer lentils than almost everyone else?….There’s a good reason. While not as dense or digestible as meat once they are cooked, lentils become a complete protein similar to meat when combined with many grains. They’re also a slow burn, satiating hunger for hours.”

And, lentils have:  “Climate impacts:  What’s good for you is also good for the land. America’s most popular crops, like wheat and corn, often degrade the soil over time. Legumes like lentils rebuild it.”

One more thing —  in the United states, the kids have a little ditty that goes:

♬ Beans, Beans, the musical fruit ♬

♬ The more you eat, the more you toot ♬

Lentils, being legumes, have the same ‘feature’ – which is what Coren is referring to when he says: “not as … digestible as meat”.  Eating lentils causes “gas”, yes, the tooting of smelly methane gas.   If all 8 billion or so of us humans begin to eat lentils at any large scale, we’ll have to be taxed, like New Zealand is taxing sheep.  (For the same reason.)

So, friends, eating lentils may not actually save the planet (may cause an increase in atmospheric methane)  – it may result in an infinitesimal decline in the eating of meat in the United States.  It will not make the slightest difference in the overall emissions of CO2 and even if it did reduce CO2 emissions, it would not make the slightest difference …..well, in anything at all (well, maybe a bit of discomfort in crowded elevators and other confined spaces.). 

But, hey, thanks for the advice, Mr. Coren.

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Author’s Comment:

Yet another, need I say, oddly cute column boosting absolutely silly and entirely ineffective ways people can make themselves feel better after being clubbed over the head, day after day, with climate scare stories in the Washington Post.

Full Disclosure:   I eat lentils, lots of different types. I like lentils.  We have five-gallon pails of lentils in our emergency food storage.  My wife puts them in soups and other dishes.   I just don’t think I’m saving the planet when I eat them.

Oh, just one more thing (h/t Columbo) – if your culture has a similar little ditty about eating beans, let’s hear it in comments.

Thanks for reading.

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March 22, 2023 6:05 pm

The recipes need to include “Beano Extra Strength”!

Tom Halla
March 22, 2023 6:26 pm

My preference runs more towards pinto or black beans, as far a dry legumes. Snow peas or sugar snaps as far as fresh legumes.
I agree, feeling one is performing some holy act by eating whatever is manifestly silly.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 23, 2023 8:17 am

I have grown snow peas, and the major problem is that the pods and the foliage are the same color.
No, I never tried bean lasagna.

Ron Long
March 22, 2023 6:30 pm

Little Smarty had a party,
No one came but Little Farty.

Soaring to new heights of scientific discourse. Good post, Kip.

March 22, 2023 6:31 pm

The proper way to eat lentils is with meat, yum.

Reply to  Bob
March 22, 2023 7:21 pm

Ham or bacon make them much better.

Lee Riffee
Reply to  Scissor
March 22, 2023 8:17 pm

Bean soup (with northern beans or black eyed peas) with ham served with hot buttered corn bread is excellent!

Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 24, 2023 6:47 pm

Flatulence is someone else’s problem LOL.

Leo Smith
Reply to  Bob
March 23, 2023 2:23 am

Nah. Its with delicate spices as in Dahl..

michael hart
Reply to  Bob
March 23, 2023 2:25 am

With a chicken Vindaloo.
Though it varies with type, lentils for dhal also take a lot more cooking than meat.

When it comes to beef, I prefer it almost raw. I bet a lot of the anti-meat brigade don’t put things like that in their calculations.

March 22, 2023 6:52 pm

Beans, beans are good for your heart
The more you eat, the more you fart
The more you fart, the better you’ll feel
So eat some beans with every meal

Steve Case
March 22, 2023 6:52 pm

if your culture has a similar little ditty about eating beans, let’s hear it in comments.

Just an addition yours:

♬ Beans, Beans, the musical fruit ♬
♬ The more you eat, the more you toot ♬
♬ The more you toot the better you feel ♬
♬ So let’s have beans for every meal. ♬

Reply to  Steve Case
March 22, 2023 7:28 pm

“Beans, beans, are good for your heart
The more you eat the more your fart
The more you fart the better you feel
So eat your beans at every meal”

Peta of Newark
March 22, 2023 7:15 pm

Nitrogen Fixing Organism.

What do they look like.What are they.How do they do this fixingWhy do they do itWhat’s in it for themDo they really make AmmoniaWhy Ammonia, first thing that ever happens is turned into NitrateHas anyone ever met or seen one of these things – would you like toThat last point is the basis of a tale I’m still working on in my head.
It’s epic. Sooooo many facets and it debunks sooooo many things that ***everybody** knows about human food and our (supposed) need for Protein in food.

It’s 2 in the morning here, I ain’t gonna start it now apart from a teaser:

Question: Do you fancy meeting a Nitrogen Fixing Organism?
Answer: You cannot avoid doing so, look in any mirror

This story is *that* big and it is simply gorgeous.
It’s beauty lies in All The Wrongs that everyone takes for granted and is sooooo like Climate Science = where OneTinyNuggetOfFact (the “Settled Science”) has been so exaggerated and misquoted/misunderstood so many times.
The BasicLittleFact became so distorted and with so many appeals to false authority that the wrongness it turned into just blows your mind and you’re left wondering how we became so intelligent as to make ourselves so dumb

Yet *anyone* can assemble the Nitrogen/Protein tale from really simple modest little observations/snippets that are all around us constantly.
Yet nobody does or has

So when I tell it, I wanna get it as right as I can. At the time.
and it won’t have links. That’s the really crazy thing.
Science, news, media, reporting etc etc have soooo concentrated on the minutia & trivial aspects (as here with the lentils) that they all simply missed TheBigPicture = the one in the mirror.

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Reply to  Peta of Newark
March 23, 2023 12:07 pm

Peta, most farmers know about the nitrogen fixing organisms. We would rotate our crops for that reason. Alfalfa and soybeans were used for nitrogen fixing. The year after beans or alfalfa were bumper crops usually if we had enough rainfall. Both store nitrogen in nodules in their root systems.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  Mason
March 23, 2023 3:02 pm

Peta, most farmers know about the nitrogen fixing organisms.”

My wife and I bought a 97 acre farm in Tennessee last year. I don’t even know if our nitrogen is broken…

March 22, 2023 7:17 pm

You can joke all you want, but remember that lentils are the main source of protein for hundreds of million vegetarian Indians (the South Asian kind).

Reply to  mohatdebos
March 22, 2023 7:32 pm

OMG, are we getting cancelled for joking about beans? Please say it isn’t so.

Reply to  mohatdebos
March 22, 2023 8:24 pm

Not one of the joking comments disparaged Indians in any way.

Nor did any suggest that dietary changes should be forced on Indians.

However, as an American, I find it tiresome that busybodies constantly feel the need to insult my dietary choices and state that if I don’t make the changes willingly, I should probably be forced to make those changes in the future against my will.

Think how grave an insult it would be to Indian Hindus to have the “elites” at the World Economic Forum hold multiple sessions on the importance of eventually forcing them to eat beef?

(I agree it would be worse than suggesting I eat bugs, but that is because I actually respect other religions, unlike those Marxist totalitarians.)

Reply to  pillageidiot
March 23, 2023 4:09 pm

As an ovo-lacto-pescetarian for the last 50 years I could give a sh*t (haha) about what others choose to eat. Whatever floats your boat.
If it tastes good it is good as the Duke would say.

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Reply to  Yirgach
March 23, 2023 4:28 pm

old cocky
Reply to  mohatdebos
March 22, 2023 9:07 pm

What proportion of Indians are vegetarian? I worked with some great Indian, Sri Lankan and Pakistani colleagues over the years, and most of them ate at least some meat.

Some of these topics came up casually in general conversation, but we didn’t go into great detail, and there are quite a lot of differences between, for example, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and the Punjab.

B Zipperer
Reply to  old cocky
March 22, 2023 10:26 pm

The real question is what % of worldwide vegans are vegan by choice?

Having asked that, I have to admit that a vegan, or even a vegetarian, diet
is probably healthier than the typical American diet. I don’t think I’ve ever met
a vegan or vegetarian who was overweight.

old cocky
Reply to  B Zipperer
March 22, 2023 11:11 pm

It was just curiosity on my part. I’ve worked with people from various parts of the subcontinent, very few of whom were vegetarian. They seemed not to eat a lot of meat, but my diet has changed over the years as well.

“Overweight” has changed over the years as well. The “ideal” weight is lower now than it was 50 years ago. e.g.

Reply to  old cocky
March 23, 2023 11:31 am

The Hindus traditionally did not eat meat, but wealthier city dwellers increasingly do. Interestingly, the Hindu warrior cast men ate meat, but the women did not. The outcasts (untouchables) ate meat but become more traditionally Hindu if they can afford it. Milk is the major 1st class protein for Hindus.

All of the Muslims eat meat, and they are about 15% of India’s population.

Krishna Gans
Reply to  mohatdebos
March 23, 2023 12:46 am

These orange coloured lentils from India with some meal and Indian spices I like a lot, from time to time.

Steve Case
Reply to  mohatdebos
March 23, 2023 8:54 am

Indonesian food tastes crappy

Chris Hanley
March 22, 2023 7:36 pm

An advertising billboard campaign for Heinz baked beans in the ’60s in the UK had a slogan ‘Beanz Meanz Heinz’ that was often graffitied ‘Beanz Meanz Heinz Fartz’.

Walter Sobchak
March 22, 2023 8:05 pm

Dal Makhani with fresh baked Naan. Delicious. For every meal? Nope.

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old cocky
Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 23, 2023 4:24 pm

We have a long way to go – curry and chips is the English national food.

There is a large Indian population in and around Parramatta, hence some excellent Indian restaurants.

old cocky
March 22, 2023 8:35 pm

lentils become a complete protein similar to meat when combined with many grains.

That’s a roundabout way of saying that legumes are short on tryptophan, methionine, and cystine.
It’s also a roundabout way of saying that grains have close to zero lysine, which legumes have reasonable quantities of.
Some more at

What isn’t given there is how much of the daily requirements of each of the essential amino acids are provided by the lentils and grains compared to various meats.

The other thing which isn’t covered is that growing more lentils means growing less of other crops. Growing legumes does fix nitrogen through symbiotic microorganisms, so it is a (slightly) positive sum game. It doesn’t account for livestock grazing being largely conducted on, well, grazing land which hasn’t been cultivated to grow crops.

old cocky
Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 23, 2023 1:35 pm

Flatulence is a favourite source of humour for little boys of all ages. We may grow older, bur we never grow up.

old cocky
Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 23, 2023 1:53 pm

How about some more beans, Mr Taggart?

Reply to  old cocky
March 23, 2023 11:37 am

There needs to be investigation of the extent to which to proteins in grains and beans/lentils are available. 100% of amino acids in meat are, but people are significantly smaller on a diet based on grain and beans without milk or eggs. This suggests that such a diet limits somatic growth.

March 22, 2023 9:15 pm

I just ate a bowl of delicious home made Dhal soup – chickpeas cooked for 3 hours, red split peas, turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, carrot, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper. Did I just save the planet?

old cocky
Reply to  Eric Worrall
March 22, 2023 9:38 pm

Eat more chick peas. They make a great rotation crop with wheat.

Dhal is great (haven’t had it as a soup), especially with some freshly cooked naan.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
March 23, 2023 1:59 am

My Hero!

Reply to  Eric Worrall
March 24, 2023 6:55 pm

Yes you saved the planet. Plus you had what sounds like a kick ass meal. Two-Fer!!!

Joe Gordon
March 22, 2023 9:36 pm

Worthless shill of beans
Smells like virtue signalling
The Washington Post

Reply to  Joe Gordon
March 22, 2023 10:57 pm

Aha! So that’s why vegans smell that way.

Reply to  Redge
March 23, 2023 7:57 am

Yes, why don’t they all go back to Vega? It’s only 40 light-years away.

Mark Luhman
March 22, 2023 9:36 pm

Excuse me you eat have to eat lentils crowd. I love lentils but they don’t like me.

Mark Luhman
Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 23, 2023 9:25 pm

It ends up being a real BM problem. Not getting out of the house well into the afternoon sucks. The crude word fo BM is a bit course for posting.

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March 22, 2023 10:02 pm

The planet only needs saving from leftists, not omnivores.

March 23, 2023 1:41 am

Lentils cannot save us while “We are draining humanity’s lifeblood through vampiric overconsumption and unsustainable use, and evaporating it through global heating,”
UN warns ‘vampiric overconsumption’ is draining world’s water (

March 23, 2023 1:46 am

Here in SE Michigan we have an unusually large Arab population, especially in Dearborn Michigan. So we also have the most Lebanese restaurants outside of Lebanon. Lentils are used at those restaurants for soup, and Mujaddara, which is a vegetarian dish of lentils with fried onions on top, or a lentils and rice mix. It comes with the $40 vegetarian combo and is ALWAYS the one item that never gets finished. The fried onions on top are good. The wife has made soup from red lentils but pronounced the result to be bland.
Lentils belong in the category of supposedly healthy foods that taste awful, like kale and tofu.
Want to lose weight?
Start a lentils, kale and tofu diet.

Of all the Lebanese food we eat (used to be once a week for decades, pre-Covid) lentils do not make my Top 15 favorites.

“The more you toot”

Last night I made a large pot of chili with vegetables. I asked the wife if she wanted me to add kidney beans, and she responded with “The more you toot” rhyme (all four lines). She’s 73 years old. My response to the wife was: “Does that mea yes or no?” Just eight hours later I read the “The more you toot” at WUWT by someone who must be a similar age. Two times in eight hours. Very suspicious.

Good Lebanese chefs do this:
Aim to soak your beans or lentils for at least 4 hours, and preferably overnight. Dump the soaking water (i.e. don’t use it to cook the beans). Then be sure to give your beans/lentils a good rinse before cooking to wash away those gas-producing carbohydrates.

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Tom in Florida
Reply to  Richard Greene
March 23, 2023 4:51 am

“Last night I made a large pot of chili with vegetables. I asked the wife if she wanted me to add kidney beans,”

Real chili does not contain beans of any kind.

Reply to  Richard Greene
March 24, 2023 7:00 pm

soak your beans or lentils for at least 4 hours, and preferably overnight. Dump the soaking water” – Overnight is best. That makes it taste so much better and the broth or sauce you cook them with will be better absorbed. Canned beans need a good rinse.

March 23, 2023 1:56 am

Let me add one more item to the good news from adding manmade CO2 to the troposphere:

(1) Better C3 photosynthesis plant growth

(2) Milder winters in the colder nations

(3) Women wear smaller bikinis on the n beach to beat the heat


(4) Improved Growth and Nitrogen Fixation from Elevated CO2 in Two Lentil Cultivars

CO2 Science

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Richard Greene
March 23, 2023 4:52 am

Viva la #3

March 23, 2023 1:58 am

From today’s Daily Telegraph (UK):

A farting barrister who tried to sue the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has won £135,000 after his working from home request was denied.
Tarique Mohammed said he couldn’t help his flatulence because it was caused by medication he was taking for a heart condition, an employment tribunal heard. Asking him to stop farting was not only embarrassing, it violated his dignity, the prosecutor argued.

However, a tribunal found it was a reasonable request of his colleague to make – given the size of the office that they shared and the repetitive nature of the flatulence. The farting allegation was part of a series of disability-related claims brought by Mr Mohammed against his employers after he suffered a heart attack.

He accused co-workers and bosses of discriminating against him by deliberately throwing his water bottles away when he left them on a shared desk, asking him to work one day a week 60 miles away and failing to pay for his barrister’s practising certificate while he was on sick leave.

These claims – along with the flatulence complaint – were thrown out by the tribunal. However, the barrister has now been awarded £135,862 for successful claims against the CPS. The CPS accepted it had treated him unfairly by not allowing him to work from home two days a week, leave work at 4pm to help him manage his condition and by removing him from court duties.
‘Do you have to do that Tarique?’The hearing in Reading, Berks, was told that Mr Mohammed started sharing a small office with another prosecutor, Paul McGorry, in 2016. “After two or three days of [Mr Mohammed] working in the room, Mr McGorry noticed that [he] had flatulence,” the tribunal was told. “He did not know why. “There were repeated incidents of flatulence in the quiet room. On one occasion Mr McGorry asked [Mr Mohammed], ‘Do you have to do that Tarique?’ “[Mr Mohammed] said it was due to his medication. Mr McGorry asked if he could step outside to do it. [Mr Mohammed] said that he could not. “The conversation ended there. Neither Mr McGorry or [Mr Mohammed] mentioned the matter again.”
‘Not an unreasonable question to ask’Employment Judge Emma Hawksworth said: “Many of the incidents about which [he] complains were unrelated to his disability … or were caused or aggravated by [him] over-reacting.

Of the flatulence incident, Judge Hawksworth added: “Mr McGorry’s questions to [Mr Mohammed] were not asked with the purpose of violating [his] dignity or creating such an environment. “It was not an unreasonable question to ask, when there had been repeated incidents of flatulence in a small office.”

The tribunal found the CPS was guilty of disability discrimination and failing to make reasonable adjustments for refusing his requests, ignoring recommendations from Occupational Health advisors and removing him from court duties. At the latest hearing to determine his compensation, it was heard Mr Mohammed felt “unsupported and vulnerable, angry and upset”.

Mr Mohammed urged the tribunal to make a recommendation to the CPS that they “take steps to prohibit the spread of gossip and rumour about him”, however the tribunal refused.

John XB
March 23, 2023 2:03 am

Pound for pound, raw lentils have more protein than steak.’

Protein = amino-acids. Steak (all animal flesh) contains all the amino-acids Humans need, and no carbohydrates. Lentils do not contain protein with all the amino-acids, and they do contain carbohydrates. The more cooking (note the ‘raw’) plant matter undergoes, the more its proteins are denatured and thrown away in the water in which it is cooked.

No single plant can provide the amino-acids that meat can, which is why vegetarians need to eat a wide range and large quantity of plant material to be properly nourished. Which is why most vegetarians are not well nourished and need to take dietary supplements.

And when consumed doesn’t plant matter result in a certain alleged greenhouse gas being expelled?

March 23, 2023 2:12 am

I like to make dal in the instant pot following the Priya’s Dal recipe and making ‘Chhonk’ to spice it up. Shout out to Priya Krishna. Check out her cookbook ‘Indian(ish)’.

Tom in Florida
March 23, 2023 4:50 am

Lentils should be part of a balanced diet along with meat protein, carbs and fats. And blueberies, plenty of blueberries!

John the Econ
March 23, 2023 8:44 am

Tell me again how this isn’t a cult.

March 23, 2023 9:24 am

I grew up on rice and lentils for dinner every night. However, we also had milk and eggs and the ocaisional chicken. The locals did not have these luxuries and they were several inches shorter than we were.

March 23, 2023 9:35 am

The digestibility of meat protein is close to 100% while lentils run from about 25% to 50%. It may be a fact that lentils contain more protein per pound than meat but one must eat a lot more pounds of lentils to get the same nutrition. The same is for bugs – there is lots of protein in their exoskeletons but it is largely indigestible.

old cocky
Reply to  Denis
March 23, 2023 3:04 pm

It would be interesting to compare the GHG potential per kg of a full set of essential amino acids absorbed for grass-fed lamb, beef and a mix of legumes and grains.
That includes the methane and Nitrogen compounds emitted by fertilisers used in growing the grain crops as well as the breakdown products of the rhizobia symbionts of the legumes.

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March 23, 2023 9:51 am

Bill Gates, who takes frequent flights on private jets, is funding another venture to address the problem of methane emissions from cow burps.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant this month to London-based Zelp, a company developing a face mask for cattle designed to capture the methane produced by animal burps and turn it into carbon dioxide.

.. methane to CO2 ?? is that a solution ??

Reply to  Neo
March 24, 2023 6:11 am

Although I doubt face masks for cattle will be economically competitive (such as compared to. adding insulation to buildings) in terms of greenhouse gas effect decrease per amount of money spent, methane has greater greenhouse gas effect than CO2. With comparing a short term methane emission to a same quantity short term CO2 emission over the following 100 years (which exceeds average atmospheric lifetime of both of these), the usual figure is that methane causes 20-21 times as much cumulative GHG heating effect as CO2 does.

For only 20 years after a short term emission, methane is usually said to cause 80 times as much heating as CO2 does, because a methane emission has a shorter atmospheric lifetime than a CO2 emission has. However, I consider the 100 year figure as more relevant to how much the planet will warm.

March 23, 2023 9:54 am

Notice how lentils are harvested. Then ask yourself if you are willing to oppress minorities to save the earth.

March 23, 2023 9:56 am

I love Lentils

All food is good food and we should be at liberty to eat the food of our choice

The food religion people stink. They are constantly pitting one food type over another with wacko justifications.

If you want to get religious… think religious freedom in America. God tells Peter in Acts that all food is clean and everyone is free to eat as they wish. So any effort to ban a particular food violates my religious freedom as a Christian. Anyone who establishes a law that prohibits or limits production of any type of food violates my religious freedom. Billionaires who buy up land to limit a particular type of food production should take note of the basic rights of Americans. Trust busting is a thing.

Lentils and Dals are awesome. Lentil stew with sausage and smothered in Parmesan cheese is great. They used to be very inexpensive. I would end up hating them if I access to goat meat, lamb or beef kabobs was banned, which lentils are an excellent accompaniment.

I don’t eat lentils anymore because the PA climate is not suitable for gowning them and I produce all the beans I need…5 varieties. I save my own seed so I don’t have to buy the seed and the chickens provide all the fertilizer. So beans are a cheap crop for home production.

BTW Ethiopian Cuisine with lentils and dals is awesome. Dals and culinary pumpkins is also awesome. Add all the great Turkish eggplant dishes and lamb…… can’t beat it.

I have no problem with people choosing veganism and vegetarianism because they like the cuisine but often it becomes a religious affectation …and the actual cuisine of most vegan and vegetarians stinks.


Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 23, 2023 1:06 pm

Hey Kip,

Agreed, we are still only dealing with the theater of the absurd when it comes to food and climate. On the other hand, the battle ground over energy is very serious. At this point, the battleground of climate, food and land usage is as much about a dystopic narrative as it is about an actual climate initiative It’s a much deeper and longer dystopic propaganda program. Why all this yap about food (eating bugs, plant meat, how lentils are a great alternative,( to what lentils?)…and so on. There has to be an agenda to create crisis when none exists or needs to exist.

. I don’t think anyone other than a few billionaires are taking the meat/climate issue seriously…. I mean the billionaires that are buying up huge tracts of grazing land to allow to go wild. I am sure money is the ultimate goal, not climate but climate demonstrates the seriousness of their environmentalist zeal.. The former is about hedging wealth, the later is existential and political.(Billionaires solve for pattern and take actions that benefit them on multiple dimensions). I think one dimension is to demonstrate power and thereby, at least implicitly, instill anxiety in anyone who understands the long term consequences of our food producing land being controlled by people who do not have anyone’s best interests in mind.

Gunga Din
March 24, 2023 6:32 am

“The cure to the Climate is lentils.
(But be sure to mix them with fennel!)
The more lentils you eat
The less you’ll eat meat!”
But I think that reasoning’s mental!

Caleb Shaw
March 24, 2023 5:03 pm

Beans! Beans! They make you dance
To escape your own flatulance!
Beans! Beans! You’d better run
To escape the climate-harm you’ve done
For sphincters in quite vegan asses
Produce stench whose harm surpasses
Several other greenhouse gasses.

Caleb Shaw
Reply to  Kip Hansen
March 25, 2023 6:14 pm

Thank you. I couldn’t resist the challenge.

March 24, 2023 6:45 pm

I do wish these climate zealots would stop using foods I like as examples of “correct choices”. It just creates a bunch more demand and then I have to pay more LOL.

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