The third objection I will seek to define and process is that of an environmentalist standpoint. The empirical proof is undeniable: the current meat industry’s practices have extremely detrimental effects on the environment. Factory farming, for example, plays a huge role in deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity, global warming, fossil fuel depletion, and decrease in [...]
Part II of my thoughts on being vegetarian features an exploration of the argument against suffering. Foer provides extensive evidence regarding the suffering that animals endure in the meat industry: chickens formulated to grow so quickly and to such large sizes that they often break their legs, veal that is kept in tiny pens to [...]
I recently read “Eating Animals”, a beautifully written narrative by Jonathan Safron Foer in which he engages in a pseudo-investigative journalist quest to discover the origins of the majority of the meat we eat in the US and the functions and methods of the factory farming industry. Inspired by becoming a father, he explores the [...]
I am enrolled in Bio 101: Food Energy and the Environment and recently, we watched Food Inc. This documentary turned me vegetarian for two weeks after first seeing it in high school, and a slightly less substantial two days in college.
Matt Goulding, the Food Nutrition Editor at Men’s Health and author of Eat This, Not That, recently took on a challenge to eat as a vegetarian for a month. The goal of his meat-free month was to develop a new relationship with vegetables, in the name of health.