LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Meat, global warming don't mix

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To the editor:

Are you, too, fighting mad about Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord? Then let’s fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly plant-based diet.

Yes, our diet is pivotal. A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 38 percent of land use, and 70 percent of global freshwater consumption.

Carbon dioxide is emitted by burning forests to create animal pastures and by fossil fuels combustion to operate farm machinery, trucks, factory farms and slaughterhouses. The more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are released from digestive tracts of cattle and from animal waste cesspools, respectively.

In an environmentally sustainable world, meat and dairy products in our diet must be replaced by vegetables, fruits and grains, just as fossil fuels are replaced by wind, solar and other pollution-free energy sources.

Each of us have the power to protest Trump’s failure to maintain America’s leadership in moderating climate change, simply and effectively, by what we choose at the grocery store.

NILES NEUSBAUM

Niles Neusbaum

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Democrap 4 Life

I feel the USA needs a 24% tax increase on all US citizens and ear mark this tax increase strictly for farming in other developing countries

We Americans have way to much money compared to other countries around the globe and it our responsibility to bail them out

We need to fore the Clinton "foundation" to give the millions to Haiti as they promised years ago

Trump should be held accountable for the ice melting and the massacre at Ruby Ridge . There is no justification for an unarmed child being shot in the back Trump has to answer why this crime has gone unpunished?

The Russians did it as we know Mrs Clinton is known to be one of the most honest and trust worthy members of the democratic party . Bernie Sanders a multi Millionare agreed to share the WEALTH hopefully some of his own

Saturday, June 17