|Goddamnit, eating meat is one of the |
few things we're actually good at...
So what's wrong with that? Well, probably a lot. Like, it's not always easy to dismiss the ethical issues that come along with eating meat. Even if you're humming The Circle of Life while you do it, you're still bolt-gunning a living creature and then feasting on its carcass.
|On that subject, did anyone else think it was weird that the prey animals showed|
up to be in the musical number about how their king will eventually kill and devour them?
|"What the fuck America?"|
"The organically grown vegan diet also had the lowest estimated impact on resources and ecosystem quality...Beef was the single food with the greatest projected impact on the environment; other foods estimated to have high impact include cheese, milk and seafood."
-The Goddamned Hippies on the
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
|"But...meat? I mean, meat!"|
-The Meat Industry
|Wait, so she's the Meat Veep?|
Was the Meat Science President busy?
"It is not appropriate for the person designing a better light bulb to be telling Americans how to make a better sandwich. Sustainability is a complex issue better left to those with the necessary expertise."
-Dr. Betsy Booren, Ph.D.,
North American Meat Institute's
Vice President for Scientific Affairs
|Thanks a lot, asshole.|
Besides, DGAC isn't saying you that can't eat meat and dairy ever again, they're just recommending that we maybe try and not pack our arteries so full of foie gras and Velveeta. Not just because it's better for the environment or for animals, but because they'd rather not see us keel over in our electric shopping carts onto the cold, linoleum tile floor of the cured meats aisle at Walmart. Is that so unreasonable?
|Unreasonable? No. An uphill battle? Absolutely.|
Oh and on a side note...
...if you're anything like me you're probably just glad the DGAC isn't telling us we should all be eating insects. They are, it turns out, way better for the environment, require far less water and despite being stomach-churningly disgusting, are perfectly nutritious. Although, is it me, or has there a suspicious uptick in the number of articles and organizations pushing entomophagy? Like, do they know something we don't?
|Oh right, the crippling drought. Hope you like cricket satay!|