Should We Eat Meat?Should We Eat Meat?
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Should We Eat Meat?

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Vaclav Smil

The fact that we can survive without meat does not mean we have to. Although it may be true that current meat production methods and rates raise various environmental and animal rights concerns, what we need to do is not avoid meat altogether, but produce it in more rational ways.

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Using an objective and comprehensive assessment of how meat is produced and consumed, Should We Eat Meat? (2013) provides insight into the ethical dilemmas of meat consumption. For example, is it better to eat grass-fed beef or go vegan to save the planet? These bites will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice.

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The fact that we can survive without meat does not mean we have to. Although it may be true that current meat production methods and rates raise various environmental and animal rights concerns, what we need to do is not avoid meat altogether, but produce it in more rational ways.

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The health and development of humans require the consumption of high-quality meat proteins.

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Humankind's evolution was largely shaped by meat.

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The production of meat has increased dramatically in the twenty-first century.

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The process of feeding animals on factory farms is complex and often inefficient.

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The production of feed poses a threat to soil, water, and the atmosphere.

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