In a Candidate Mashup (whatever that is) at Yahoo! News
, funny-man Bill Maher asks John Edwards:
Senator Edwards, you've suggested that Americans should give up their SUVs for the sake of the environment, but a recent UN study found that deforestation for the purpose of creating grazing land for cattle and methane emissions from cattle generated more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars and planes in the world, so it's not just the SUVs, it's the C-O-W-S. Taking a shot at SUVs was gutsy. Do you want to take a shot at meat?
Ouch. That's a tough one for any candidate, and Edwards dodges it none-too-artfully. But the question isn't bound to go away. In fact, the medical journal, The Lancet
, has just taken up the issue, with experts writing that curbing red meat consumption would not only reduce emissions, but also improve public health
. Man, whatever happened to a "chicken in every pot