Sunday Protein, 6/1/2008
Rethinking the Meat Guzzler
Referencing our Friday discussion of the Meat Wall, read a much more reporterly but less extravagant discussion of modern meat consumption the New York Times.
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.