Looks really good, doesn’t it?
I’ve been walking past these displays without buying because I want to, not because I want to.
Make any sense?
Here I go again with environmental activism- yet another six am post about one man’s efforts to do his part (although he feels it’s too little too late). We are killing the planet one day at a time, and human culture’s momentum and self-destructive stupidity isn’t willing to do anything about it despite decades of warnings from scientists. Read the New York Post’s big story this morning- pictures of Kylie Jenner’s vacation on a beach somewhere. Like anyone cares... Meaningless stories like that seem to capture headlines and interest more than much else. Must mean there is a greater interest in social "news" than environmental news for most of us, and the papers know this, so they feed us a never-ending menu of garbage.
Beef production wreaks havoc for our planet in every single way, from methane farts to nitrate runoff, erosion, acres of land destroyed, weed seed dispersal eradicating native species, energy required to feed the critters, and energy required to get to market. Not to mention the dubious effects on the human body that consumes it. I can’t eat pork either because of a show I watched illuminating how we shitty humans treat pigs who are three times smarter than dogs. I absolutely love my dog, and cannot imaging her being three times smarter. We treat pigs in inhumane ways- barbaric actually. No to pork consumption.
Yet I am an expert carnivore. I know how to cook this stuff into a delicious tummy-stuffing experience, but for the past year I have turned my back on beef.
When I walk past displays like this it’s like someone walking past a cage in the town dog pound to see the pet he returned, eyes of the pet digging into the soul of the ex-owner. I feel like a recovering addict- trying to overcome the alluring pull of the addiction each time I see these steaks. But I’m sticking to my guns. I still eat it but it is accompanied by large helpings of guilt as the tasty stuff slides down my throat.
From now on, my choice is to eat mainly plants, fish, chicken, what else is there? The environmental destruction is way way way less than beef production, and pretty soon I’ll be eating almost exclusively out of my garden- a carbon footprint that I can live with. I gotta be honest with you though, all that gardening is hard work but I guess each of us has gotta make some sacrifices towards a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.
Check out this headline in tonight’s Washington Post- an honorable and honest newspaper despite what tRUMP- proponent of global warming- says. I couldn’t summon up the gumption to actually read the article.