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<a href="http://grist.org/sustainable-food/when-did-vegetarianism-become-passe/" target="_blank">http://grist.org/sustainable-food/wh...-become-passe/</a><br><br>
An excellent piece about meat hipsters and the recent bacon fanaticism that has been all the rage lately. I enjoyed the last part:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">In the end, vegetarianism eating lower on the food chain, gobbling up fewer resources and less water is still an ethical, environmentally friendly choice, just like it was in the 90s. Maybe even more so now, if you consider how our environmental, energy, and food challenges have compounded in the last two decades.<br>
So, meat hipsters, drop that smug sanctimony. Sometime soon, bacon-spiked dessert will look just as outmoded as lentil loaf and baby-doll dresses and vegetarianism will still be a good choice for my health, society at large, and our global environment.</div>
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Good article<br><br>
But whats wrong with still babbling on about No Doubt... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the pork industry wasn't behind all of the hip bacon stuff. After all, pork sales were slowing down, especially for fatty cuts like bacon.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Treating animals humanely, letting them eat what they’re naturally inclined to eat, raising them without antibiotics and hormones, incorporating them into holistic farms <a href="http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/can-animals-save-us/joel-salatin-how-to-eat-meat-and-respect-it-too" target="_blank">Joel Salatin</a>-style, and, once they’re slaughtered, eating every last bit of them, <a href="http://www.grist.org/article/beasty-boy" target="_blank">nose to tail</a> — that’s all good stuff.</div>
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I would have other characterizations on offer than "good stuff".<br><br>
It seems the writer's only argument for veg*nism is an environmental one.<br><br>
I do agree though that "striking a blow at the big factory farms" by buying happy meat is stupid. That's necessarily a privilege of a select few people, since if everyone supported happy meat farms, those happy meat farms would simply turn into factory farms again.<br><br><br>
And the only reason happy meat is happy is that when you slice someone's throat from ear to ear, that might make it look like a smile.
 

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This article makes me think of this:<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2mAs5pnA34</a>
 
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