Hate High Energy Prices? Eat More Cheese.
Massimo Calabresi at Time, has a written what can easily be read as a motivational speech for all cheese lovers (cheese haters, too). The message? Eat more cheese to save the earth:
Americans eat a lot of cheese, reports “Amber Waves” the USDA’s award-winning eZine on the economics of food, farming, natural resources and rural America: “Average annual U.S. cheese consumption nearly tripled between 1970 and 2003, from 11 pounds per person to 31 pounds,” reports Amber Waves.
Now, if you think tripling our cheese consumption over 33 years is a problem, you’re wrong: it’s an opportunity. Few things are more American than using technology to ameliorate indiscipline. Gargantua-level consumption of cheese is to be embraced, not scorned, for the desperately needed energy it can help our country produce. All major politicians in both parties have embraced an “all-of-the-above” energy policy; what part of “all-of-the-above” does the anti-cheese-waste-energy lobby not understand? I called Baker Tilly marketing manager, Trula Hensler, to find out.
America’s cheese waste energy boom is an equal-parts by-product, as it were, of America’s love of farm subsidies and President Barack Obama’s green energy push.