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.

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.

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