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Veganism - as answer to world's environment/food crisis - critiqued

Posted 9/10/2010 8:31am by Julie Hurst / Roy Brubaker.

Good Morning,

Several months ago I wrote about being challenged by some environmentalists' claim that veganism is the best personal response to our global environmental / food crisis.  It seemed an intuitively illogical claim to me, but it is hard to argue with people who throw numbers around like the Word of God when all your basing your response on is intuition and perhaps some illogical pastoral idealism of your own.   I did feed a little defensive but realistically not too threatened.  I am all too aware of the power of bacon and a juicy, red, steak right off the grill.  Thankfully though, Simon Fairlie did respond, with numbers and everything, in a book called Meat: A Benign Extravagance.   I have not read it yet, but a customer forwarded this article by George Monbiot in The Guardian.  It is quite well done but I am even more excited to read the book.   Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.