Finally

 Finally someone at the New York Times put out a piece that talks some sense about the seriousness of our culture’s meat-guzzling addiction and its implications for the planet!! This is good to see in such a major media outlet.  Will people actually start talking about it? 

 

Read it here:     Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler  by Mark Bittman

 


For more straight talk about the meat industry and health, I’ve been picking up pieces of Skinny Bitch  by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnoui. It’s hilarious. And they pull no punches. I won’t quote it here b/c, quite frankly, the language is not kid-friendly and I don’t want to offend anyone.

 

The part I love about it is that this non-diet ‘diet’ book, which happens to a NYT Bestseller, doesn’t promise fab results with no effort (we all know that’s bullsh*t anyway) – guess what people – you need to work a little to transform yourself and your life! If you don’t face up to that fact, you are deluding yourself.

 

Seems like maybe some people in the mainstream media are waking up  

 

OK One more good read, that again, I’ve only been getting bits and pieces of (this book lives in my bathroom), is The Exception to the Rulers by Amy Goodman and David Goodman of Democracy Now.  Just go to their website.

 

 

Happy reading!!

 

Also, this post is open to discussion for the 90+ people I sent the article to. Please, feel free to comment!  I want to hear what you think! 

 

 

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    Heather Thompson said,

    Excellent article! Says alot about how far from good beef we have really come and how it is impacted our lives. One of your 90+ emailers commented via email about Organic and meadow raised meats. I cannot personally afford meats along those lines I hope that demand for meats raised using humane and organic methods will lower the price for those of us that choose to eat meat.

    I commented on an earlier Blog entry about a friend of mine who raises sheep for wool and meat. This same farmer also counts beef and poultry amongst other organic and meadow grazed meat products. I support this type of farming.

    Whole heartedly agreeing that we abuse our food long before it hits the table and this is not good for the animal and the results… well you are what you eat right? There is far too much waste in the meat industry and the days of the small (less or non abusive) meat farmer are numbered unless consumers turn the tide.

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    Heather said,

    Thanks for sharing this article Aletha.

    As many of you know I am an advocate for locally grown food and have been working with a farmer in Holland Patent to make his grass-fed meat more readily available. If you are interested in finding local producers near you check out http://www.localharvest.org the link below is to our local area
    http://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?map=1&lat=43.084370&lon=-75.234461&scale=8&ty=-1&nm=&zip=13501


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