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Mark Bittman on Cutting Back On Meat (It's Tough Today)

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TreeHugger likes to pitch the Weekday Vegetarian idea, promoted by our founder Graham Hill; for the less disciplined there are Meatless Mondays. Food writer Mark Bittman notes in the New York Times that it is a Tough Week for Meatless Monday, but points out why it is a good idea: Our insatiable appetite for animal protein is as much of an agricultural liability as it is a nutritional one. We raise and slaughter nearly 10 billion farm animals in the United States every year (and that's not counting fish or dairy animals.) It follows, then, that a significant percentage of our corn and soy crops are used to feed the animals that give us our much-wanted (and less-needed) protein. The intensive system of animal and crop production that is fueled by our demand for meat and milk and cheese leads to all manners of abuses: animal, environmental, farm-worker -- you name it. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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