Christmas Dinner Hurts Mother Earth?

By: Sharon Hughes

Well, the ‘Green Grinches’ are at it again.

The BBC reports that A carbon footprint equivalent to 6,000 car journeys around the world, or 51,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, will be produced by Christmas dinner in the UK.

Cranberry sauce alone, which is normally imported to Britain from North America, contributes half the carbon footprint related to transport, as calculated by those doing the study on the production, processing and transportation costs of the festive ingredients, for one third of the UK population that they estimate eats a typical Christmas dinner.

Professor Adisa Azapagic, from the University of Manchester, said: “Food production and processing are responsible for three quarters of the total carbon footprint, with the largest proportion – 60% – being related to the life cycle of the turkey. All stages in the supply chain have been considered, including raising the turkey, growing the vegetables, food storage, consumer shopping, cooking the meal at home and waste management. This includes the emissions of carbon dioxide due to energy consumption along the turkey supply chain and the emissions of methane and nitrous oxide generated due to the agricultural activities to raise the turkey.” Read the Full Story here.
I’m speechless.

You know what’s really unbelievable about this? These folks get paid, get grants. Get big bucks! to do this kind of research.

What’s next? Who knows. These “Green Grinches” also don’t want sweethearts to give roses on Valentine’s Day. But that’s another story.

Happy Eating!

© Sharon Hughes 2007

Sharon Hughes is Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews and a radio talk show host on KDIA in San Francisco, NPLR,, and online at Salem Web Network’s Her articles appear in many recognized news sites and publications, including FRONTPAGEMAG. She also writes for, a division of The Media Research Center, and has appeared on FOX News and other national radio programs. For further information visit her Websites,, and Blog Or Contact:

About The Author Sharon Hughes:
Sharon Hughes is the Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews, which includes Operation Heartlift to support our Troops, Operation ARC and outreach to at-risk-children. A radio talk show host out of the San Francisco Bay Area on KDIA AM1640, she has appeared on FOX News and many national radio talk shows, and her column is read on numerous online news sites. Website: Archived Broadcasts: Contact:

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