Do cows and other domestic-herd animals really emit more methane than bison and other wild-herd animals emitted before people came along? Do grass, alfalfa, and other pasture plants remove less carbon dioxide than do forests? There were open grasslands before pastures replaced some forests. I hope the people who are researching these things take such issues into consideration before trying to frighten everyone into becoming vegetarians.

Anne Bevier
Monterey, Calif.

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