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Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler

April 12, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Phil Dodd for this article, which does not mention population growth as a contributor to the problem.
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A SEA change in the consumption of a resource that Americans take for granted may be in store — something cheap, plentiful, widely enjoyed and a part of daily life. And it isn’t oil. It’s meat.

The two commodities share a great deal: Like oil, meat is subsidized by the federal government. Like oil, meat is subject to accelerating demand as nations become wealthier, and this, in turn, sends prices higher.

For full article, visit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html


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