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Post time 2008-4-23 21:22:11 |Display all floors
Source:http://www.beeffrompasturetoplat ... tioniswasteful.aspx

Beef Myths & Facts

Meat production is wasteful

The activist myth goes something like this: meat production uses outrageous amounts of water, feed and land that should be used for something else. The truth is it takes 2.6 pounds of grain and 435 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef in the United States. The reality is that 85 percent of the nation’s grazing lands are not suitable for farming. It is important that we use land that is too rough, too high, too dry, too wet and largely inaccessible to graze livestock to produce food for the world’s population. Cattle eat forages that humans cannot consume and convert them into a nutrient-dense food.

1) Myth:         Just 165 pounds of beef can be produced from one acre of land. But 20,000 pounds of potatoes can be produced from the same acre of land.

Per acre corn yield in the state known for its potatoes, Idaho, was 170 bushels per acre in 2004, or 9,520 lbs. of corn, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Statistics 2005. Over all phases – cow/calf to feedlot – with an average of 2.6 pounds grain per pound of beef, this land could actually be converted to 3,661 lbs. or more than 50,000 servings of naturally nutrient-rich beef. In addition, beef delivers a much more potent nutrient bundle than potatoes.

2) Myth:         Sixteen pounds of grain and soybeans are needed to produce 1 pound of beef.

This estimate is based on the false assumption that beef cattle are fed grain diets from birth to market weight. According to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) 1999 Animal Agriculture and Global Food Supply Report, an average of 2.6 pounds of grain is used to produce a pound of beef in developed countries and 0.3 lb. in developing countries. Animals don’t steal grains destined for the world’s hungry; instead they consume large amounts of feedstuffs not suitable for human consumption. This includes forage from marginal land that can’t be cultivated for human foods and food processors’ byproducts such as citrus pulp brewers’ grains, almond hulls and tomato pomace. The soybean product fed to cattle is a meal made of the bean flakes, which remain after the soy oil is extracted for human consumption. In addition, corn fed to cattle is feed corn grown specifically for use as livestock feed and of lower quality than corn grown for human consumption.

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Post time 2008-4-23 21:26:24 |Display all floors

The Real Cost of a Meat-Based Diet…

How Fast Can We Destroy Our Planet?   


Dr. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology says:
• If you separate a room into half vegetarians and half meat-eaters, the vegetarians won’t die of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and most cancers.
• We kill millions of animals a year – and then they kill us.
• When you pull your chair up to the table 21 times a week, you are literally determining your fate.
• The Whopper is the Coronary Bypass Special.
• If you see the Golden Arches, you know you are on the way to the Pearly Gates.

A National Institutes of Health study out of the University of California, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2001), found that:
"Women who ate most of their protein from animal sources had three times the rate of bone loss and 3.7 times the rate of hip fractures of women who ate most of their protein from vegetable sources."

Even though the researchers adjusted "for everything we could think of that might otherwise explain the relationship … it didn't change the results." The study's conclusion: "[A]n increase in vegetable protein intake and a decrease in animal protein intake may decrease bone loss and the risk of hip fracture."

Water required to produce 1 pound of U.S. beef, according to the Cattlemen’s Association: 441 gallons (most sources estimate the number considerably higher – the Water Education Foundation puts the number around 2,464 gallons).

It takes a lot less water to produce fruits and vegetables. According to the U.C. Agricultural Extension, it takes only 23 gallons of water to produce a pound of lettuce – and only 49 gallons to produce a pound of apples.

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Post time 2008-4-24 16:36:10 |Display all floors
These is a real blood sea~
I feel terrible!How could they killed so many fish!Look at they face,itjust look like  the Belial!
By the way,Who can tell me the name of the animal? Fish?

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Post time 2008-4-26 09:52:15 |Display all floors
GOD~~ so terrible~
a group of cruel guys

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Post time 2008-4-26 09:53:28 |Display all floors
i think they are dolphins

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Post time 2008-4-26 22:00:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kankanboa at 2008-4-26 09:53
i think they are dolphins

One kind of dolphins is called Bottlenose

Bottlenose dolphins are well known as the intelligent and charismatic stars of many aquarium shows. Their curved mouths give the appearance of a friendly, permanent smile, and they can be trained to perform complex tricks.

In the wild, these sleek swimmers can reach speeds of over 18 miles (30 kilometers) an hour. They surface often to breathe, doing so two or three times a minute. Bottlenose dolphins travel in social groups and communicate with each other by a complex system of squeaks and whistles. Schools have been known to come to the aid of an injured dolphin and help it to the surface.

Bottlenose dolphins track their prey through the expert use of echolocation. They can make up to 1,000 clicking noises per second. These sounds travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back to their dolphin senders, revealing the location, size, and shape of their target.

When dolphins are feeding, that target is often a bottom-dwelling fish, though they also eat shrimp and squid. These clever animals are also sometimes spotted following fishing boats in hopes of dining on leftovers.

Bottlenose dolphins are found in tropical oceans and other warm waters around the globe. They were once widely hunted for meat and oil (used for lamps and cooking), but today only limited dolphin fishing occurs. However, dolphins are threatened by commercial fishing for other species, like tuna, and can become mortally entangled in nets and other fishing equipment.

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Post time 2008-4-26 22:05:35 |Display all floors
Source:http://www3.nationalgeographic.c ... lenose-dolphin.html

Killer Whale (Orca)

Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of the dolphins and one of the world's most powerful predators. They feast on marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and even whales, employing teeth that can be four inches (ten centimeters) long. They are known to grab seals right off the ice. They also eat fish, squid, and seabirds.

Though they often frequent cold, coastal waters, orcas can be found from the polar regions to the Equator.

Killer whales hunt in deadly pods, family groups of up to 40 individuals. There appear to be both resident and transient pod populations of killer whales. These different groups may prey on different animals and use different techniques to catch them. Resident pods tend to prefer fish, while transient pods target marine mammals. All pods use effective, cooperative hunting techniques that some liken to the behavior of wolf packs.

Whales make a wide variety of communicative sounds, and each pod has distinctive noises that its members will recognize even at a distance. They use echolocation to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape.

Killer whales are protective of their young, and other adolescent females often assist the mother in caring for them. Mothers give birth every three to ten years, after a 17-month pregnancy.


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