Monday, December 16, 2013

The Price of Meat

I am not about to go on about the ethics of eating meat.  The reality is people eat a lot of it and that's unlikely to change anytime soon.  A feature on Rolling Stone covers factory farms and the under cover operations taken on by some to expose how they operate. Many people know about the reality behind food production and many more choose to ignore it.  Eating local, organic free-range etc. meat and produce is far more expensive in dollar terms when you're buying it at the grocery store.  However, what is the real price of your Christmas turkey, or a backyard BBQ?  Combined with the potential health impacts from pesticides and antibiotics and the environmental damage it just might be cheaper to spend a few extra bucks at the grocery store.

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