Thursday, April 26, 2012

Food Ethics

In the battlefield of ideas, vegetarians have won the start of the battle over the question of whether vegetarian or meat based diets are more healthy, and/or more ethical/environmentally sustainable.  This author nicely addresses the issues in 600 words.

“Meat is murder” is the battle cry of many vegetarians. But I see more murder in the plastic wrapped, genetically-modified, chemical-sprayed tofu burger than I do in my local grass-fed burger. How many animals had to die for that soybean field to be planted? I could say the same in just about every plant-based food in supermarkets which destroys the diversity in ecosystems to grow crops unsustainably.

Nature thrives on diversity and that includes animals. We need to honor the cycles of life and death in our food. That means choosing foods that promote sustainability.

Eating meat from farms that promote sustainability promotes life in all forms, including ours. This is not only ethical, it is necessary.

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