Saturday, April 14, 2012
Serious Worldwide Problem
Unfortunately, moving to small organic farms, locally produced meat/dairy, and grass fed meat is not the answer. See this article. Eating wild caught fish, rather than factory-farmed fish, is also not the answer because our oceans are being depleted and ecological imbalances result.
On a worldwide basis, we must find a way to reduce the demand for meat products, and find more environmental friendly and animal rights friendly ways to produce meat and dairy. My vote is to stop eating meat/dairy entirely because it is a triple threat to health, the environment and animal rights. I don't expect abstinence to be a global solution, even though it is my personal solution. Neither producing meat/dairy in currently configured factory farms, or in local organic farms are answers to a huge problem.
I don't know what the larger answer is. What I do know is that I can help by not consuming meat/dairy. I contribute a lot to my health and a tiny bit to the larger problems. Some us ride our bikes, walk, and other things in part to help save our environment. Why not double-down and give up, or at least significantly reduce, your consumption of meat/dairy?