Thursday, April 3, 2014

Will Baseball and Hot Dogs Save the World?

Earth day is just around the corner so I thought this would be a good time to introduce the green aspects of the hot dog. The dog gets a bad rap from many health enthusiasts, but it just might be the new hero of the environmentalist crowd. Think about it.

The hot dog is made from processed meat, usually from the part that would, in many cases, be tossed out if didn’t find its way into the wiener. Think of it as lean manufacturing at its best. Meat that would end up in a landfill or other waste facility can be used to fabricate a tasty tube of meat. It helps the meat industry vastly reduce waste.

Global warming? The hot dog can help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite all of the hub bub about emissions from industry, do you know what the largest source of GHG on the planet is? Cows. That’s right cows, no BS. It seems bessie is more than a little gassy. Bovine flatulence, which is mostly methane, is THE largest source of GHG. And since most hot dogs are made from beef...well, you do the math. Fewer cows equals less GHG and reducing global warming means less of a chance that we will all burn to death in a flood.

Lastly, baseball games reduce carbon emission because fans who are parked on the bleachers would normally be at home or at work...using electricity.

Eating hot dogs shortens your lifespan you say? Well, we all know that overpopulation is global issue.

So the new green planetary hero is the caped coney. Hot dogs and baseball can help save the bite at a time. Do your part, get a ticket and grab a dog. Mother nature will thank you.

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