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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 12:25 PM
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Cow farts and roadkill
Cow farts and roadkill

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SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - City councillor Dave McCann suggested the city offer healthier and more local food choices at future community barbecues on Monday.

Councillors spoke about serving up vegetarian options, as well as caribou, bison and fish at community events, instead of exclusively offering up the traditional hamburger and hotdog fare. At the priorities, policies and budget committee meeting, council also discussed moving away from providing pop and promoting juice.

Coun. Kevin Kennedy said the city should still provide "hamburgers and hotdogs" so as not to alienate people. Administration said they would take into account recommendations and come up with a menu which still includes hotdogs and hamburgers.

As in other past council meetings, talks eventually moved to the topic of gas emissions. In this case, however, the discussion wasn't limited to curbing carbon emissions from vehicles, but also to the byproduct released by hamburger sources.

When asked what cattle gas emissions meant, Coun. Mark Heyck cut through the fat. "Cow farts," he said, describing the massive quantities of methane released by cows worldwide.

Later, councillor Lydia Bardak mentioned that in past work with various organizations, she occasionally received two hind quarters of "roadkill" moose to be used for barbecues.

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/j...
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 01:04 PM
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1. Reduce Methane! Eat A Cow!
Edited on Fri Jan-23-09 01:04 PM by Buns_of_Fire
On the other hand, humans also produce methane when they overindulge in some vegetarian fare, like beans. So if we stop eating cows and start eating more beans, humans may become the largest producer of methane on the planet (not counting the planet itself, what with all those methane vents at the bottoms of the oceans).

Yep, we're boned.
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