Roseanne's Nuts about Global Warming


A still from "Roseanne's Nuts," via Lifetime

So you may have noticed that Roseanne Barr, formerly of the 1980s-90s hit TV comedy series "Roseanne," is making a comeback. I'll admit that I've noticed, and that I was watching a recent episode of "The View" this morning (via DVR) when Roseanne revealed her solution to all the world's problems, including global warming: The macadamia nut. Well, she's trying to sell a book "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm" and a new reality TV show, "Roseanne's Nuts" on Lifetime.

The show chronicles "Barr's decision to manage a fully functional 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm in Hawaii after a long, self-imposed sabbatical from series television." There will be 16 episodes of this.

Back to the nut, she said on "The View" (inbetween making a bid for president and prime minister) that macadamia nuts are a solution because "if people were to get their protein from nuts rather than beef, you see, there'd be no global warming, and there would also be enough grain to feed all the hungry people."

The full July 14 episode is here. Her solution starts at the 25-minute mark.

Is she right? Well, as Sara reported earlier this year, a plant-based diet is better for the planet, decreases your risk of heart disease and even lowers the risk of death from infectious and respiratory diseases.

Roseanne may be nutty, but she's also got a good point (maybe her first one in a while, depending on your perspective). For the record, my wife was watching "The View." I just sat down for a few minutes to drink some coffee.

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