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Letter: Help save the planet by dropping meat from diet

Original post made on Apr 23, 2008

It's not about changing light bulbs anymore.

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Posted by Pragmatist
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 23, 2008 at 7:59 am

A more realistic goal, it seems to me, is to cut down on consumption of meat. What a difference it would make if everyone reduced the amount of meat he or she eats by half. I'd guess that some people would even realize that they feel better, and might cut back even more, or give it up completely. Change typically happens in small steps, not leaps.

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:46 am

It's also important to buy meat from sources that raise their animals humanely and sustainably (if you have to eat meat at all). Niman Ranch is a great source, and you can get some of their meats locally. Does anyone else know of good sources?

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