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Is America’s appetite for meat bad for the planet?
**Black and red image via NatGeo. I added a bit of verbage.
Meat is murder. Meat—especially beef—is cigarettes and a Hummer rolled into one. For the sake of the animals, our own health, and the health of the planet, we must eat less of it.
Meat is delicious. Meat is nutritious. Global demand is soaring for good reason, and we must find a way to produce more of it.
In short, meat—especially beef—has become the stuff of fierce debate.
Robert Kunzig, National Geographic
My most recent series of posts on the blog has been visiting topics related to my experience in the cattle feedlots and sharing my perspectives of large scale cattle production in this country. This series just happens to correspond with a lengthy article from National Geographic. In Carnivore’s Dilemma, environmental editor, Robert Kunzig, reflects on his time visiting Wrangler Feedlot in Tulia, Texas. This is the same feedlot where my family sent most of our cattle when I was…
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