Sunday, November 18, 2007

An inconvenient truth about eating meat

A very interesting article in the NYT with the same title refers to the argument by the animal rights groups that raising animals for meat contributes more to global warming than all the sport utility vehicles combined. It is well documented and emphasizes the fact that Al Gore hardly makes reference to the issue.

1 comment:

  1. Is it not interesting that Greeks, who have invented the famous mediterranead diet, have become the heaviest meat-eaters in Europe? They are not discouraged by the rising heart-attack rates, because meat-eating is something of a status symbol, or at least was in the past two decades. I can see no ethical argument against meat-eating, but is it too much to ask for some sense? We could all eat meat once in a week or once in a fortnight and still live happily (without causing massive damage to the environment). I guess the main thing is to breed a culture of moderation.

    All the best JP.