From the bean of Green Bean.
A month or so ago, the Internet buzzed with discussions about whether true environmentalists ate meat (and other animal products) and, if they did, what kind. While everyone is in the midst of the holiday rush, I'm still thinking about what to put on the holiday table. I'm a vegetarian but do I leave out the dairy? The eggs? Or by buying sustainably am I green as gold?
Check out the links below and decide for yourself.
- If you've not yet read Nicolette Niman's Carnivore's Dilemma - the NYT OpEd - that argues it is possible to eat meat and be an environmentalist, you should.
- You should also read The Vegetarian's Rebuttal to the Carnivore's Dilemma
- According to Treehugger, 51% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the meat and dairy industry. Yawza!
- At her blog, Food Politics, Marion Nestle argues for a middle ground when it comes to meat. A sensible woman if ever there was one.
- So, say you want to start by eating less meat? Join Boother, EnviroRambo in Meatless Mondays. They must be making an impact given how angry they make the meat industry!
- Looking for tasty meat-free (and even dairy free) recipes? Look no further than the sumptuous and seasonal fresh365 - recipes and pictures to live for.