The future of meat

Eating animals poses a major global health risk and the costs are enormous and they’re not borne only by the meat-eaters themselves nor by the animals but by everybody on the planet whether they eat meat or not. I say this because we’ve seen this over and over again that epidemics and pandemics have come from eating meat.

This is a quote from Peter Singer in this short interview from 5th March 2020. This has occurred to me also that even people who don’t eat meat are paying the enormous cost of others eating meat. It’s not just a personal choice when it affects everyone so profoundly.

5 Replies to “The future of meat”

  1. I hope people wake up to this. There is no need to eat meat. Actually since I’ve got my fasting sorted out (I still do 16/8 I like the routine) and have my Huel/supplements I’ve gone right off meat. I think any desire to eat it was just a craving from being slightly malnourished. I wouldn’t buy it from choice, I just get it occasionally for Isabel.

    1. Yay, that’s so great! What’s Huel like? I’ve seen advertisements for that and wondered. Does it taste nice?

      1. Huel is fine for people like me who don’t like the bother of chewing! It is a bit sweet but not too sweet. I find it like porridge, but smoother and not so sticky. It also has a big plus side that my hair tends to fall out if I don’t eat enough of it, so psychologically that makes me want to eat it more. Rhiannon will eat it, on and off, and Isabel hates it, but she doesn’t like mushy food.

  2. There are many alternatives to meat… we still eat free range meat occasionally. I wrote a piece earlier this year on the sustainability of eating meat where I address meat addiction, and I find it astonishing that the Chicken McNugget has been encapsulated as an iconic symbol of our 21st century zeitgeist: https://myhomefarm.co.uk/sustainability-of-eating-meat

    Meat production is killing our environment and is adversely affecting our health.

    Never heard of Huel. Will check it out. Beans and lentils are our go to alternatives.

    1. Beans and lentils are brilliant alternatives. We eat a lot of both too, especially lentils. Meat production is causing so many health and environmental problems. It’s the scale of production that’s really gobsmacking. It’s great to see you’re mostly eating plants now. It’s definitely the way forward.

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