Re: Cheap food may be a thing of the past
- From: Peter Brooks <Peter.H.M.Brooks@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:21:48 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 11, 7:19 pm, pas...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Ashby) wrote:
<Mark.Wri...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:It is. Killing people is wrong, so starving yourself to death would be
So what do we want? Do we want cheap grain that will be not worth growing
(compared to cattle, coffee, etc) or more expensive grain? I'm genuinely
not convinced yet that this has been called correctly by the environmental
Especially since we know what the world looks like when only the rich
can afford to eat meat. We have been there and a large part of the Green
Revolution was also ensuring that all could eat meat. I see no way of
limiting the effect without hurting the poorest in society.
We are already in a situatin where the poorest eat largely manually
recovered meat in patties, sausages, chicken nuggets etc. Mind you, I
can't remember the last time I ate steak, but that might be more because
I tend to go for the fish when eating out. But then being able to afford
fish is a sign of being well off in today's world.
I was reading in this week's New Scientist that one effect of West
African countries selling fishing rights to EU boats is much heavier use
of bushmeat as former fishing families unable to compete with
supertrawlers seek alternative protein sources.
With info like that I am beginning to wonder if it is ethical the eat
Venison, as I've said, is a good, healthy choice, as would be free
range chicken, self-caught fish and, of course, foie gras. The geese
enjoy the force feeding so much it would be wicked not to enjoy the
Snails from the garden are also a good choice - make sure you feed
them on lettuce alone (honeymoon diet) for a few days or they'll be
There's probably a very strong argument for eating corpses - it is a
great waste to burn them or bury them - as long as you avoid brains.
Road kill too should be a very ethical meal.
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