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Old 10-02-2008, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Less Meat!



I picked up a pizza for dinner tonight.

Cheese only! (No Meat!)

I have been reading a lot about the meat industry lately. Oh man, so many things wrong with it.

I have no problem eating animals. (They really are delicious!)

I do have a problem with how they are raised, treated, killed, shipped, etc. The amazing amount of land, water, and grain needed to make a pound of meat.

So it was a cheese pizza with vegetables added at home.

Hey, It's a start.

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I've been getting on the meat-free/reduced bandwagon too.

Turns out hot Pad Gra Pow w/Tofu still rocks (can lose the fish sauce even)

And we've also been enjoying BLTs (without the "B") this summer with tomatoes from the garden, it's pretty damn good too.
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Umm Ben, where do you think the cheese came from?
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I bought a tee shirt that I wear to steak houses that states:

I did not get to the top of the food chain just to become a vegeterian!
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Umm Ben, where do you think the cheese came from?
I thought it came from the moon?
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If were not supposed to eat animals, then why are they made out of meat ??
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I'm not vegetarian because I love animals, I'm vegetarian because I don't like vegetables.
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I'm just saying that the industrial complex of meat is not a good thing.

It seems best that we not support it.

Eat less meat. Eat free-range, sustainable, organic, etc as much as possible.

YES, cheese comes from the same industrial complex, but I don't feel it's as harmful to our society as commercial meat is.

Really, we could all cut back on cheese too!

The eggs I have been eating for some time come from an amature organic farmer who goes to my mom's church. It is amazing the difference between these and "commercial" eggs.

Seriously, they have done studies on the omega fatty acids in "real" eggs. They are as good for you as fish!

That's real food. Not something that comes out of a factory farm system.

We also got an organic "meat sampler pack" earlier this summer from a fairly local farmer. It wasn't delivered to me on the day I expected, because the farmer was too busy delivering a calf right then. Sounds like my kind of farmer, to put the animals first like that.

When I visited the farm, there really were happy cows out in a field munching grass.
The meat was very good. We felt a lot better about it. And our food dollars went directly to actual people in the community instead of a giant agri-business.
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Eat free-range, sustainable, organic, etc as much as possible...

That's real food. Not something that comes out of a factory farm system...
LoL!

Like this?!?!?
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I bought a tee shirt that I wear to steak houses that states:

I did not get to the top of the food chain just to become a vegeterian!
The biggest problem is...

Most ppl eat like pigs at a trough!

They're better off 'porking out' on veggies than steaks n' shakes, no?

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