So, of course grass fed beef is better. Did you have any doubt? It’s healthier. And cost more too. But apparently, our bodies don’t need us to eat meat every day.
How much beef exactly are we supposed to eat?
Does grass fed beef solve all the problems?
What should we know about the beef industry anyway?
I did not have a chance to post about those questions, but Giyen Kim from Bacon is My Enemy went to a lecture given by Mark Bittman about this topic and wrote a post about it. Bittman discusses these issues, among others, in his book “Food Matters”. A good read.
Meanwhile, here's a Guest post by Giyen Kim from Bacon is My Enemy blog
Last night I went to see Mark Bittman speak about his new book called Food Matters: A Guide To Conscious Eating. If you have never heard of Mr. Bittman, he is a James Beard Award winning author and has written a litany of books like How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and The Minimalist Cooks at Home. He also is a columnist and blogger for the New York Times, as well the star of a companion new media show called The Minimalist. I know all this because I am crushing on Mr. Bittman. (He’s probably a fuddy duddy of a man who has an acerbic personality, but I’ll live in my fantasy for now.)
Mr. Bittman wants to help save the world. Or rather, he wants to save YOU and I. The world will still be here if the human race dies out. You can see a version of his lecture here:
I don’t like to preach or get all up on the high horse, but it is humbling to hear the statistics behind the general concept about food/diet that we all know already:
* American’s eat like shit.
* We definitely eat too much meat.
* Meat production produces 1/5 of the world’s greenhouse gases.
* Greenhouse gases causes global warming.
* Global warming can have catastrophic affects.
The conundrum is that I like to eat meat.
But I also like the planet.
And I care about my kid and your kid too.
So what do we do?
What do you do when you start thinking about this stuff?
Grass fed beef – part 3: How much does a hamburger cost?
Beef eats grass, remember?: Part II
Beef eats grass, remember?: Part I
Bacon is My Enemy