|Bacon and mushroom omelet with Mexican spiced potatoes|
Food Diary (November 25, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Bacon and mushroom omelet with Mexican spiced potatoes
Dinner: Carrot soup, bread
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This interesting and somewhat contradictory article titled “Eat leftovers, save the world” tries to justify why leftover Thanksgiving dinners should be eaten.
According to the USDA 35 percent of perfectly good turkey meat in the U.S. does not get eaten. This compares with only 15 percent for chicken. The wasted turkey meat is worth about $275 million. About 1 million tons of CO2 and 95 billion gallons of water is used to produce it. Producing one pound of turkey meat releases over 4 kg of CO2 emissions according and uses about 468 gallons of water. That's equivalent to driving your car 11 miles and taking a 94-minute shower. That’s a very long shower.
The resources used to produce turkey is the reason for suggesting that leftovers should not be wasted. The article then mentions the vast amounts of antibiotics used to produce turkey meat, leading to antibiotic resistance. While wastage is bad, I am wondering now about the message to eat leftovers. While turkeys do have antibiotics, it is not eaten everyday.