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Guys, I appreciate that you gravitate to a nuanced view, but this Atlantic article about meat consumption is saying that eating drastically (key word: drastically) less meat instead of no meat would be okay ONLY in a world in which everything about modern meat production in the developed world was completely different. That observation is about as useful as a daydream, given the current realities of Western meat production. And even then, the article disproves itself by ending with an admission that the environment would still be better off if we ate no meat (the Matthew Hayek quote).
In the context of debating whether it’s environmentally friendly to buy meat in the Western world by the half-cow, I want to respectfully float the possibility that your takeaway from the article isn’t quite on point. I hope you’ll consider revisiting this conversation after reading a well-researched and realistic deep dive on this topic. I’d suggest Jonathan Safran Foer’s “We Are The Weather.” It could do the HTM community a great service!