You probably eat meat once or more a day without giving it a thought. Socrates' response: "The unexamined life isn't worth living." What about the unexamined diet?
Instead of mindlessly swallowing, many are looking closely at the meat on their plates. High meat-eating levels, like high energy use, are woven into Western culture, a point of pride. That diet is now spreading worldwide. What could be the problem with something so widely eaten? The issues fall into two main categories.