01-30-2008, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
| | New York Times: Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler
This was published in the New York Times. The author is not a vegetarian.
| Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler |
By MARK BITTMAN
A SEA change in the consumption of a resource that Americans take for granted may be in store — something cheap, plentiful, widely enjoyed and a part of daily life. And it isn’t oil.
The two commodities share a great deal: Like oil, meat is subsidized by the federal government. Like oil, meat is subject to accelerating demand as nations become wealthier, and this, in turn, sends prices higher. Finally — like oil — meat is something people are encouraged to consume less of, as the toll exacted by industrial production increases, and becomes increasingly visible.
Read the rest at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/we...nt&oref=slogin