Weighing In on the Ethics of Meat Consumption

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We’ve discussed meat consumption and the connection to climate change in our previous post here. The New York Times recently raised the topic and asked their readers to compete in an essay contest answering the question, how or why is it ethical to eat meat?

The best essay –  as judged by renowned food critics or writers Peter Singer, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Andrew Light – has been posted here, and you can read the six finalist essays at this link. The winning essay based on reader participation and polling is a piece titled, “I’m About to Eat Meat for the First Time in 40 years”, by Ingrid Newkirk, in which she discusses her decision to consume in vitro meat only.

img credits: http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/gallery/B8850198-F130-62EC-F2A7324DE64FECCA_5.jpg

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