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Old 01-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I always knew that there would be no chance in hell I'd be a vegan. However; I thought for "the good" of the earth I'd try the green kick. Well I must say it ended just the first day I walked into the grocery store and hit the meat dept. Now I know the difference between organic and locally produced may have differences but heck I didn't care. The Local steak was less expensive and I know tastes good so I took it over the Organic. Sue me I know its not a earth shattering difference but its a start of my "SCREW GREEN" movement.

I remember the day I was shopping for a vehicle. I know my little 4 banger Toyota doesn't really emit much fuel but I had a choice to either purchase a hybrid or buy the old dual combustion engine. Now I know the hybrid is problably statistically "greener" but I'm going with old faithful. The devil I know is better than the one I don't. I'm going with good old fashion dual combustion and screw green.


Green is expensive and costly. Eating green costs. It costs enough cash to eat well but when you throw it up a notch going green just blows IMHO.


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Seems like its a fashion statement to be green. Every Yuppie in Toronto must have the Lexus with the H on it.

Funny thing is the more tree huggers I come across the more I'm ok with not caring and the more anti green I become.

I'll conclude this in saying I recycle, I don't take bags at the store if I don't need them and I don't waste food and such. I just don't care for Fair trade, Organic Foods and I'm really ok with Seal hunting.


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Old 01-20-2010, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So, because many ecologist are idiots you are not one? Thats quite superficial. Who cares what other people do. Its what you do what matters.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So, because many ecologist are idiots you are not one? Thats quite superficial. Who cares what other people do. Its what you do what matters.
Nah not so much. I was trying to gain shock value on the post. I'm not green just because I find it hard to fit my lifestyle. I rather not eat organic vegetables but I'll stick to the regular. I don't eath organic meat, potato chips because well its more expensive and I don't find value in it. I'll make a conscious choice if it fits into my budget. Going Green costs and many can't afford it including myself.
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it looks like you are confusing eating organic with going green.

going green is cheaper in plenty of aspects. buy less stuff. waste less heat and water. conserve useful items instead of throwing them away. recycle. compost food. use veggies that are a bit soggy to make vegetable stock and cook with it. all of these things are easy.

yes, some of it is more expensive, especially the trendy stuff. but this doesn't mean you can't make a good, honest, cheap effort at being green in other areas.
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Well, the claimed highground of organic food is, generally speaking, a false one, but I don't understand why people take pride in being not green. There's no truth to the saying "The devil you know..."
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Well, the claimed highground of organic food is, generally speaking, a false one, but I don't understand why people take pride in being not green. There's no truth to the saying "The devil you know..."
i've pointed this contradiction out to many vegans and vegetarians who pride themselves on organic fruit and veg in the dead of winter and soy heaven. quite simply without international trade, capitalism, and a fossil fuel economy they're precious harvest ends. seasonal diets are the best way to go eating local meat is always the way to go, and I'm lucky to be living in an area where i can buy directly from the farmers at a pretty good price, with most of the animals being free range. an aspect of consumption i argue is more significant than organic.
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Agreed.

So much great local meat and food in Ontario.

It's actually amazing.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, the claimed highground of organic food is, generally speaking, a false one, but I don't understand why people take pride in being not green. There's no truth to the saying "The devil you know..."
Whe it comes to automobiles I believe it is. I'd take a traditional dual combustion engine any day of the week. I'll run that traditional engine any day of the way and it'll be just one owner. When its done its 10+ years later and every single part of that car will be used up. I'd think the "devil I know is the way to go"
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it looks like you are confusing eating organic with going green.

going green is cheaper in plenty of aspects. buy less stuff. waste less heat and water. conserve useful items instead of throwing them away. recycle. compost food. use veggies that are a bit soggy to make vegetable stock and cook with it. all of these things are easy.

yes, some of it is more expensive, especially the trendy stuff. but this doesn't mean you can't make a good, honest, cheap effort at being green in other areas.
I'll agree to that. I'm all for a sensible way to "do your part so to speak".
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