Tuesday, December 18, 2012

People Eat Tasty Animals

That's what Peta stands for, according to a post I saw on FB.
What I'm about to suggest is radical, and might not be welcome. (There now, you've been warned)
Shade of green: eat less meat.

Before you begin pelting me with meatballs and choking me with links of sausage, know that I too love meat.
Not enough to eat it everyday (except during Lent when my body goes into protein-craving overdrive), but enough to relish the prospect of a good steak with mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce. Or chorico pao. Or cutlet bread. Slurp.

The unfortunate fact is that most meat today comes from industrial farms. Bad for the animals.
Grain-fed creatures produce more methane than those that are grass-fed. Bad for the planet.
And our meat is generally pumped with steroids, antibiotics, etc, etc. Bad for us.
But you already knew all of this. So what now?
I suggest you be flexitarian, i.e. primarily vegetarian, but occasionally eating fish, poultry and meat. As our ancestors once did.

And if this post has you down, check out The Spoon from Outer Space, guaranteed to amuse you and tempt you.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


sweet potato growing in a corner of my hall

Shade of green: Grow (some of ) your own food if you can.

About Me

Greetings, citizens of the world! We are united by planet and species, so what say we do our best to look after our handfuls of earth?