In case you haven’t heard, or we haven’t said it ourselves, the Meat Industry is terrible for the environment. This is pretty much a fact. However, to be fair and balanced it’s always worth looking at other opinions. Objectively there are those who think that vegetarian diets may actually be worse for the environment. First of all Let’s be abundantly clear, Science Alert, where we ran in to this article, is hardly a reputable source of information and the links that they provide in the article don’t really back up their point of view, however it is worth taking a step back and considering their reasoning… just take it all with a grain of salt (pun intended).
If you have to read their article, feel free to do so, but here is the salient point. Vegetables do not have as much energy in them as meat products. Pound for pound, meat provides us humans with more energy. Okay, fair enough. But do we really need to eat a 72 ounce steak from Smith and Wollensky to get all the energy we need, absolutely not. As with most things in life, what we really need to do is to be more balanced in what we do and how we live our lives. In this instance how we eat. The environment and ourselves as individuals would do better to eat locally, consume healthy veggies, fruits, nuts and grains and have locally sourced meat in relatively small quantities.