Saturday, September 10, 2011

Article: Eat less meat

A 1942 National Livestock and Meat Board ad.  Image: Brian Bennett
A quick post just to share a recent article I enjoyed at over at Grist.

Safe, organic food too expensive? Eat less meat

Michele Simon hits on a number of excellent points regarding who food, especially meat, is big business in the US.  She also offers her opinions and restates, as we are learning more and more each day, that we there is a continued overabundance of meat in the average American diet.

Here are a couple quote highlights:

"Turns out this standard American diet of bacon and eggs for breakfast, followed by a cheeseburger for lunch and steak for dinner, has resulted in an epidemic of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, just to name a few."
 "Of course, there's no guarantee that even if meat becomes too expensive, Americans will automatically switch over to fresh vegetables and whole grains, which remain hard to find in too many areas of the country. It's entirely possible that people will just eat more Doritos and Chips Ahoy instead, which, sadly, are much more readily available. "

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