Saturday, May 26, 2007

Carnivores vs. Vegetarians

"I heard a fellow the other day on the radio saying that 'we eat as though it were a feast day, everyday'. That's spot on. The frequency with which we eat meat is the problem, not the fact that we eat meat at all." -- Lichen from Dissensus

recently read a very good NY Times cover story which thoroughly analyses the issue from all angles, including Animal Rights, History/Culture of Culinary Arts, Biology, Environmentalism, Religion, Morality, Economics, etc. and the conclusion he came to was not simple vegetarianism - which is actually also harmful to animals and the environment - but rather getting rid of industrial meat farming in favor of raising animals in farms both ecological as well as humane -- the cost of meat would rise, and people would eat less of it.

An Animal's Place

it's a bit long, the first part is philosophical debate, and gets into actual facts later.


Cointelpro said...

ooo, awesome! im interested in the diet you did, can you tell me more? i recently did a dramatic diet change that goes right along with your article / post, i now eat meat infrequently and when i do it is organic, free range, and i eat at least 5 different fruits a day. the energy levels, youre right, are amazing. im glad there are others out there who see the current problem with todays food supply AND demand.

zhao said...

wait... where did i mention the diet i did? not in this post? strange...

anyway i did a fast for 45 days 2 years ago. it was amazing - so much physical energy and mental clarity. I'm doing it again next week.