@tadpoet @AnthonyOxon @GeorgeMonbiot @DriscollMark But poorly farmed grains is largely caused because of the humongous demand for animal feed. Remove animal feed and we can forget much of the need for monocrop and pesticides.andyswarbs @andyswarbs • 29 Jan 01:55 GMT
@GeorgeMonbiot Have you ever noticed the big supporters for reintroduction of big predators tend to live in towns miles from where they'd be reintroduced. Very rarely from suggested introduction areas...🤔rob dyson @puncherton • 29 Jan 01:54 GMT
@awright4645 @GeorgeMonbiot therefore supplemented with cobalt (usually as part of a micro nutrient bonus) not b12 jab so my tweet still stands; I haven’t claimed cobalt deficient pastures “are rare”.
P.S. clover rich swards reduces the risks.
@simoncclark456 @commutequeen @mendipfarmer @1GarethWynJones @GeorgeMonbiot Again we have the issue - what would we do with the formerly farmed species. It's a no-brainer that if we eradicate 10m cattle, 23m sheep etc there would be a lot more land to feed us. Does that make it right?Stuart Russell @StuDairyVet • 28 Jan 22:19 GMT
@porthcurnotoday @BBCCornwall @CornwallLive @NTSouthWest @Channel4News @nationaltrust @swcoastpath @foeeurope @PenwithLP @Treen_House @TheatresTrust @ourporthcurno @BBCSpotlight @itvwestcountry @RamblersGB @SWCornwallNT @ExtinctionR @GeorgeMonbiot @CornishStuff @myCornwall_ @ChrisGPackham Dear National Trust. Can you advise why you do not think this application worthy of objection. The proposed. Ar park will be visible from NT land and has already drawn an objection from @AONB. Surely you should do the same?Graham Binns @Binnsey22 • 28 Jan 18:33 GMT
@hairyhillfarmer @GeorgeMonbiot Hey Huey, I see you're from N Ireland, like me. Can you explain what these are doing in my neighbour's field? His animals are all pasture-for-life. Why are they getting supplemental cobalt and B12? And is my B12 supplement any more unnatural than all these livestock supplements? https://t.co/VJ5TUddYBeAndrew @awright4645 • 28 Jan 17:49 GMT
@simoncclark456 @commutequeen @mendipfarmer @1GarethWynJones @GeorgeMonbiot And then there's the issue with not all land currently used for livestock farming being suitable for production of non-animal-derived foods. Our food production system would need to be rather 'intensive' (good or bad thing, though the local effect on diversity may not be huge).Stuart Russell @StuDairyVet • 28 Jan 17:45 GMT
@simoncclark456 @commutequeen @mendipfarmer @1GarethWynJones @GeorgeMonbiot E.g. the 'ourworldindata' article posted yesterday. Claim: food transportation was nearly irrelevant for GHG. The original article, study & conclusions received strong & specific criticism from academics. Downplaying the effects of transportation will do much harm to our planet.Stuart Russell @StuDairyVet • 28 Jan 16:59 GMT
@simoncclark456 @commutequeen @mendipfarmer @1GarethWynJones @GeorgeMonbiot But I'm tired of George promoting veganism through incinuation, half-truths & misinformation. Few of us (esp not me) are scientific experts in human nutrition, GHG footprint etc, yet amongst experts there has been vocal criticism of the articles/studies George offers as 'fact'.Stuart Russell @StuDairyVet • 28 Jan 16:45 GMT
@GeorgeMonbiot I think this is a straw man. The argument isn’t that a vegan diet can’t be healthy. It’s that - in practice - many vegans don’t get enough B12.Henry Mance @henrymance • 28 Jan 16:19 GMT
@dodders75 @StuartBCapstick @GeorgeMonbiot bUt WiLIIaM hApPeR iS a PhYsIcIsT
Denialism has killed, and will do immeasurable harm to humanity and the natural world before we’re through.
It’s not consequence-free “opinion”, like football teams.
You deserve to be vilified and attacked for doing it. Don’t like it? stop.
@LewisBretton @PhilFarmVet @GeorgeMonbiot I'm not saying cattle *only* produce B12 if they're supplemented. I'm just pointing out that cobalt/B12 supplementation (whether through mineral licks, drenches, boluses, etc) is common in the livestock industry (which I'm not saying is a bad thing)Andrew @awright4645 • 28 Jan 10:49 GMT
@papadoc45 @aylott_peter @GeorgeMonbiot If you consider the amount of land required to raise animals for slaughter - in regards to pasture land & the land required to grow the crops they eat, it's clear that it is highly inefficient & unsustainable. I won't chuck a load of figures at you, better to look yourself.Joe Plant @Joseph_Plant • 28 Jan 10:13 GMT
@LewisBretton @GeorgeMonbiot Would that be your advice to the farmer below too? No one's arguing that farmers using supplements is a bad thing, but it just makes it much harder to act like vegans are doing something uniquely unnatural by taking a supplement
@GeorgeMonbiot @theCCCuk but if its not suitable for commercial forestry and you plant (god forbid) trees then no one makes a profit.... looks like Climate Emergency will only be tackled in places where there is money to be made - glad to see humanity has a priceRobert Worth @RobertW70139746 • 28 Jan 09:11 GMT
@ClareWi61975545 @kentman43 @GeorgeMonbiot There are alternatives, sometimes they r the correct drug of choice, it’s the blanket prescribing on repeat I find confusing, especially when the side effects( low B12 etc)kick in. Nobody seems to be putting 2 and 2 together. Maybe there are reasons feel they are acceptable.Carylann @Solehealer • 28 Jan 09:01 GMT
@shintomac @cicottrell @GeorgeMonbiot I think we’re getting away from the fact that this ‘Frankenstein burger’ is just a desperate attempt by people who have given up meat to still eat something ‘meaty’ because they miss it so much.Bryn Humphreys @humphreysb • 28 Jan 08:47 GMT
@GeorgeMonbiot Well we would but your nonsense is threatening the security of it through mickey mouse science. Actually, we don't care what you eat. Just stop telling us we should be eating meat we don't have an issue.David Dent @DMDent • 28 Jan 05:10 GMT
@humphreysb @cicottrell @GeorgeMonbiot If you are talking about the two gums, they may have health benefits. Certainly not “rubbish”.
Gelatin not exactly benign - read the “side effects” section on this page
@GeorgeMonbiot But sadly George has long since silenced me on here. He has ignored every one of my attempts to point out incorrect claims, and all my invitations to retract some of his clearly false claims (e.g. B12 today). Shame he didn't allow others such a luxury
@LauraHillsLamb @GeorgeMonbiot @ManxShepherdess The B12 in nutritional yeast is the result of fortification. The non-fortified version is still extremely nutrient-dense, but it lacks B12. The unfortified version can be seen below https://t.co/Jdjeny8pTaAndrew @awright4645 • 27 Jan 22:06 GMT
@GeorgeMonbiot This bloke has lost the plot! In over 20 years livestock experience I have never even heard of this! Let alone use it. Maybe I've missed something? Or maybe you need to get your facts right @GeorgeMonbiotBonners of Ilminster @Bonnersbutchers • 27 Jan 21:52 GMT
@GeorgeMonbiot To be honest as an ex physician the huge bulk of diet related disease I saw was the product of what we used to refer to as the Walsall diet - a typical UK diet high in fat/sugar/salt with little fruit or veg.Auld Nick @AuldNick1 • 27 Jan 20:01 GMT
@GeorgeMonbiot We are a colony , hopefully for not much longer. Just need more people to realise it, so please keep saying it!Henry Allen @Hahahenryhaha • 27 Jan 18:40 GMT