I'll Have the Steak, Hold the Guilt

I'll Have the Steak, Hold the Guilt -

"More than any other food, meat focuses cultural anxieties. In the 1970s, beef caused heart attacks; in the '80s and afterward it carried mad cow. Recent decades have brought to light the dark side of industrial agriculture, with its hormone- and antibiotic-intensive confinement-feeding operations, food-safety scares, and torture-porn optics. The social and environmental costs, the moral burden, the threat to individual health—all seem increasingly hard to justify when weighed against a tenderloin." —From "Elite Meat," Dana Goodyear's New Yorker story on sustainable-beef entreprenuer Anya Fernald (and whether that can really be a thing) 

6 years ago